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Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0781. Fragmentary testamentary inscription

Description: Fragment of a panel (w: 0.40 x h: 0.51, lower edge only survives) of grey marble.
Text: Inscribed within a narrow border.
Letters: Rustic capitals: line 1-2, 0.07; line 3-5, 0.06.

Date: Second to third centuries CE (lettering)

Findspot: Lepcis Magna: Forum Vetus
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Lepcis Museum.


[---]s prop[---]
[--- testament]o suo legauit [---]
[--- ampliu]s adiectis II [---]
5 [---]idas cuṛ(?)[---]



English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

[---] (line 3) he/she bequeathed in his/her will [---] adding further II [---] ? took care [---]

Bibliography: Relazioni di Scavo 17.12.33, IRT, 1952, 781, whence IRT, 2009, 781, whence EDH 059629; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections.


   Fig. 1. Ward-Perkins, 1948 (Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR 48.X.27)