WP 0005

Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0983. Fragmentary Christian votive text

Description: Chest-shaped tomb consisting of three blocks of stuccoed sandstone (together, w: 1.96 x h: 0.48).
Text: Lightly inscribed on the stuccoed upper surface, which is now much damaged.
Letters: Irregular Greek lettering, capitals mixed with cursive forms: 0.115-0.205.

Date: Fifth-seventh centuries CE (content)

Findspot: Lepcis Magna: Probably from the cemetery adjoining Church III at the head of the Colonnaded Street.
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Standing on the top of a wall between the cemetery and the street which divides Regio IV from Regio II (1955).


((Chi-Rho)) ὑπὲρ εὐχῆς Ἰϲ̣[ι]δό̣ρ[ου] (sic)



English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

(Monogram cross) For the hopes of Isidorus.


The text was read from a photograph, taken when the surface was in a much better condition.

Bibliography: Reynolds, 1955, S.11, whence SEG 15.884, PHI 189676, IRT, 2009, 983, whence EDH 059821


None available (2021).