WP 0005

Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0856. Funerary inscription

Description: Round-topped stele (w: 0.38 x h: 0.35 x d: 0.05, height incomplete) of brown limestone.
Text: Inscribed within a narrow border.
Letters: Second to third century CE capitals: line 1, 0.055; line 2-6, 0.045-0.04.

Date: Second to third centuries CE (lettering)

Findspot: Jabal Nafusah: Ain el-Auenia near Jefren (map ref. U 785720)
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Tripoli Castle.


D(is) m(anibus) s(acrum)
[Iu]lia Faus-
tina uixit
pia ann(os) XXVIII
5 m(enses) XI d(ies) XX̣V Iuḷ(ius) Hon-
[or]atus lib(ertus) c(uram) ẹ(git)



English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

Sacred to the gods below. Julia Faustina lived dutifully for twenty-eight years, eleven months and twenty-five days; Julius Honoratus, her freedman, undertook the charge( i.e. of tomb construction).

Bibliography: CIL VIII, 1881, 5 with 10486, with CIL VIII suppl.1, 1891. 10993; Romanelli, 1922, 111; IRT, 1952, 856, whence IRT, 2009, 856, whence EDH 059706; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections.


   Fig. 1. Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR (Sopr. B. 250)

   Fig. 2. Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR (Sopr. DTV 694 Leica)