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Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0750. Fragmentary funerary inscription for Venusia

Description: The right-hand side of a panel (w: 0.21 x h: 0.16 x d: 0.015) of grey-flecked, white marble.
Text: Inscribed on the surviving face.
Letters: Irregular capitals: 0.025.

Date: First to fourth century CE (terminology)

Findspot: Lepcis Magna: Harbour, from the East Mole.
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Lepcis Museum.


[D(is)] m(anibus)
[---]ia Uenusia
[--- pi]e uixit an(nos) LXX



English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

To the gods below. [---] Venusia [---] lived dutifully for seventy years.

Bibliography: Relazioni di Scavo 3.8.30, IRT, 1952, 750, whence IRT, 2009, 750, whence EDH 059597; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections.


   Fig. 1. From left: Above, fragments from 396; Below: 626, 750: Ward-Perkins, 1948 (Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR 48.XXII.16)