WP 0005

Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0890. Fragmentary inscription

Description: Block of limestone, one of three (together w: 2.20 x h: 0.50) The outer pair are ornamented with triangular panels with volute terminals (as 859, 804) and elaborate rosettes; and the central block comprises the inscribed die within a cable border, flanked by narrow vertical panels with elaborate rosettes.
Text: Inscribed die (w: 0.47 x h: 0.35).The text has been deliberately defaced by early Arab graffiti.
Letters: Rough capitals, inscribed between guide-lines: av. 0.04.

Date: First-fourth centuries CE

Findspot: Wādī Sawfajjīn: Middle Lower Sofeggin Basin: Gasr es-Suq el-Oti. Seen by Goodchild and Ward Perkins in 1948 in situ over the door of a gasr (map ref. R 3222) in the Wadi Bosra south east of Beni Ulid.
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Findspot (1948)


T[c. 4]S[---]
5 uy[.]BẠ[---?]A
[---]ỊD [---?]HAN



English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

Not usefully translatable.

English translation

Translation source: Kerr, 2010

Not usefully translatable.

Bibliography: IRT, 1952, 890, whence Elmayer, 1997, 57, IRT, 2009, 890, whence EDH 059734, Kerr, 2010, 197 (where see bibliography); for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections.


   Fig. 1. Ward-Perkins, 1948 (Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR 48.III.6)