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Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0783. Fragmentary testamentary inscription

Description: Part of a panel of marble, cream mottled with grey and purple (w: 0.34 x h: 0.19 x d: 0.01, no edges surviving). There are a number of other fragments, containing odd letters only, of the same distinctive marble, doubtless from the same panel.
Text: Inscribed on the face.
Letters: line 1 (capitals), decapitated; line 2, Rustic capitals, 0.045.

Date: Second to third centuries CE (lettering)

Findspot: Lepcis Magna: Street from the Arch of Trajan to the Theatre
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Lepcis Museum.


[--- t]est[a] ṃento [---]



English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

[---] in accordance with the will [---]

Bibliography: Relazioni di Scavo 8.11.30, IRT, 1952, 783, whence IRT, 2009, 783, whence EDH 059631; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections.


   Fig. 1. From left: Above, Unidentified, 501; Middle: Unidentified, 783; Below: Unidentified, 774, 823, 749: Ward-Perkins, 1948 (Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR 48.XXIV.4)