WP 0005

Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0827. Title? for a bust

Description: Cylindrical block (diameter w: 0.38 x h: 0.52) of brown limestone, the upper part of which is cut away in front to portray a male bust in high relief, with a deeply incised cross on the chest; below the bust a panel.
Text: Inscribed within a moulded border.
Letters: Irregular capitals: 0.02-0.025.

Date: First-third centuries CE (lettering)

Findspot: Lepcis Magna: Findspot unrecorded
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Lepcis Museum.


ly-Mythicsin amice
bal ysrim ysa
u Mylthe



English translation

Translation source: Elmayer, 1997

For the deceased, Icsin Amice twenty, husband of Umylthe

English translation

Translation source: Kerr, 2010

For Mythicsin, 'amigo', the viginturion, erect(ed)? it (?) Mylthe

Bibliography: IRT, 1952, 827, whence Elmayer, 1997, 4, IRT, 2009, 827, without transcription, whence EDH 059678; this edition Kerr, 2010, 205 (where see bibliography); for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections.


   Fig. 1. Ward-Perkins, 1947 (Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR 47.XVIII.25)

   Fig. 2. Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR (Sopr. CLM 593)

   Fig. 3. Sketch from a squeeze (from IRT p. 194)