WP 0005

Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0993. Fragment from sculptured relief

Description: Limestone block from a sculpted relief
Text: Inscribed above the relief, on an outward-curving flange, damaged at the right-hand end, above the relief, which shows men at work in the fields, ploughing with camels and oxen.
Letters: Very irregular incised capitals: 0.02-0.07.

Date: First-fourth centuries CE (content)

Findspot: Wadi Zemzem: Ghirza: from the sculpted relief of Mausoleum C in the group nearest the habitations at Ghirza, found fallen from its position; (see also 898, 902, from the same mausoleum):
Original location: Findspot
Last recorded location: Tripoli Castle.


MAC̣HIḲ ( vac. 1) ẠỊỊ ( vac. 1) ṆAQNC[---]


MA.HI.  ...  .AQNC[---]

MAligatured ; C could be read as G ; K may be Y

English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

(Not translatable.)

Bibliography: Reynolds, 1955, S.21, whence IRT, 2009, 993, whence EDH 059831, Elmayer, 1997, 63, Kerr, 2010, 202 (where see bibliography)


None available (2021).