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Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0866. Fragmentary funerary inscription

Description: Block (w: 0.72 x h: 0.29 x d: 0.29, width incomplete) of grey limestone.
Text: Inscribed on one face within a roughly incised tabella ansata.
Letters: Rough capitals: 0.06-0.07.

Date: First-third centuries CE (content)

Findspot: Eastern Jabal: Seen by Bartoccini among the ruins of a small mausoleum, immediately West of the large mausoleum at Bir el-Uaar (Ulàd Brech map ref. Q. 595755).
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Tripoli Castle.


D(is) m(anibus)
Calpurniae [---]-
-n u[i]xit aṇṇ(os) sep̣[t]- [---]



English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

To the gods below of Calpurnia [---] she lived seven (or seventeen or seventy-plus) years [---]

Bibliography: IRT, 1952, 866, whence IRT, 2009, 866, whence EDH 059715; Elmayer, 198386-87, whence AE 1983.948; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections.


   Fig. 1. Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR (Sopr. DTV 686 Leica)