WP 0005

Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0905. Dedication to Mercurius

Description: Limestone block (w: 0.57 x h: 0.30 x d: 0.45), inscribed on one face above a phallus in crude relief.
Text: Inscribed on one face above a phallus in crude relief.
Letters: Rough capitals: 0.05.

Date: First-fourth centuries CE (context)

Findspot: Wadi Zemzem: Wadi Scetaf, Gasr Chanifes, (map ref. W 6379), fallen from the door of a fortifled farmhouse on the East side of the Bir Tala - Ghirza track. Recorded in 1948 by Goodchild.
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Findspot (1948)





English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

Of Mercury

Bibliography: IRT, 1952, 905, whence IRT, 2009, 905, whence EDH 059746; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections.


   Fig. 1. Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR (Sopr. DTV 343)