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Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0891. Fragmentary funerary inscription of Aurellius Nazmuri

Description: Two blocks from a Doric balustrade (w: 2.15 x h: 0.32 x d: 0.27, complete; and w: 1.05 x h: 0.32 x d: 0.27, left end broken). The frontage of the mausoleum measures w: 7.04, and these are probably the first and part of the last of three blocks forming the inscription.
Text: Inscribed on one face.
Letters: Third century CE capitals: 0.07.

Date: Third century CE (lettering)

Findspot: Wādī Sawfajjīn: Wadi Nfed: Gasr el-Banat, (called Lachadié by De Mathuisieulx map ref. R 8906), lying in front of a well-preserved mausoleum.
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Unknown


Aurellio Nazmuri parenti et [---ma]tri Aurelli Maior
et Magnus et Arcadius fil[i --- parentibus] piissimis fecerunt



1: Written NAZ MVRI.

English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

To Aurellius Nazmur their father and [ . . . their] mother, the Aurellii Maior and Magnus and Arcadius, sons, [ . . . ] had this made for their most dutiful [parents].

Bibliography: Méhier de Mathuisieulx, 1904 28, whence CIL VIII, suppl.4, 1916, 22665; Bauer, 1935, 73, figs. 24-5. ; IRT, 1952, 891, whence IRT, 2009, 891, whence EDH 059735; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections.


   Fig. 1. Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR

   Fig. 2. Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR