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Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0853. Fragment

Description: Two fragments of a limestone block (h: 0.68)
Text: Inscribed on one face within a moulded tabella ansata; there is a rosette in the right-hand, surviving ansa.
Letters: Second to early third centuries CE capitals: line 1-2, 0.09; line 3-4, 0.085.

Date: Second to early third centuries CE (lettering)

Findspot: Coastal Belt: Found at Henscir el-Abiar (between Bir el-Hamudia and Got et-Turchi, in the area of Bir Silin, map ref. M 978092)
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Zlitan Museum (2008)


[---]orum Geta et Ro[---]ae et Ce--
[---]ạ Domitius C[---] et Cas--
[---]ana quae eṭ [---]gyddus
[---]es filis suis [---]simis



2: The letter following C begins with an upright stroke.

English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

[---] of (genitive plural) Geta (nominative) and Ro[---] (word in genitive or dative, possibly feminine) and Ce[---] Domitius (nominative) C[---] and Cas[---]ana who (feminine) also [---Nam?]gyddus [---] for their most [dutiful?] sons.

Bibliography: IRT, 1952, 853, whence IRT, 2009, 853, whence EDH 059704; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections.


   Fig. 1. Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR (Sopr. B. 993)

   Fig. 2. In museum (Kenrick, 2008)