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Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0832. Christian invocation

Description: One of the cipollino columns of the south side of the Frigidarium of the Hadrianic Baths, about 3.50 above pavement leveline
Text: Roughly incised. The inscription follows a cross, with a spray above.
Letters: Rough lettering: οϲ in ligature

Date: Fourth-seventh centuries CE (content)

Findspot: Lepcis Magna: Regio II, Hadrianic Baths; South side of the Frigidarium
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Findspot


((crux)) θεώφ̣ορο̣ϲ̣



1: Θεοτόκω

English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

(Cross) Theophor(os)


Φ is uncertain; perhaps Θεωδόρ(ου)

Bibliography: Bartoccini, 1925a 308; Romanelli, 1925, 120, n. 1; SEG 9.806; IRT, 1952, 832, whence PHI 189665, IRT, 2009, 832, EDH 059683; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections.


   Fig. 1. Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR