WP 0005

Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0984. Christian funerary inscription.

Description: Tomb formed of a block of sandstone tapering slightly from head to foot (w: 0.47 x h: 1.13), originally stuccoed and inscribed on the stuccoed surface, which is now almost entirely lost.
Text: Inscribed on the stuccoed surface: the inscription survives only where the letters were cut through the stucco and into the stone below.
Letters: Rough capitals: 0.45-0.106.

Date: Fifth-seventh centuries CE (content)

Findspot: Lepcis Magna: Colonnaded Street, Cemetery of Church III; in situ in the cemetery adjoining the church and the South Wall of the Forum Severianum.
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Findspot


Κ(ύρι)ε βο(ήθει)
[c. 1 - 2]ΕΟ[c. 1 - 2]
[c. 4]


[c. 1 - 2]ΕΟ[c. 1 - 2]

English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

(Cross) Lord, give help [---] (Cross)

Bibliography: Reynolds, 1955, S.12, whence IRT, 2009, 984, whence EDH 059822


   Fig. 1. Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR (BSR 53 X 05)