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Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0864. Christian funerary inscription

Description: Block of pink limestone (w: 0.74 x h: 0 .33 x d: 0.12 cut away at the bottom left-hand corner),
Text: Inscribed on one face.
Letters: Irregular late capitals, with S reversed throughout: 0.05-0.07.

Date: Fourth-seventh centuries CE (content)

Findspot: Western Jabal: Seen by Bartocinni and Goodchild built into the outside wall of a small mosque in the village of El-Msufiin, South of Garian (map ref. Q 300780).
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Findspot


((crux)) Bon(a)e memori(a)e Macri-
ne bixit an(n)is LX̣X̣V plus m-
inus receset I mens[is]
M(a)rt(ii) indic(itione) III



English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

(Cross) To her good memory. Macrine lived approximately seventy-five years; she went to rest on the first day of the month of March in the third indiction.

Bibliography: IRT, 1952, 864, whence IRT, 2009, 864, whence EDH 059713; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections.


   Fig. 1. Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR