WP 0005

Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

1145. Christian funerary text (Ain Zara cemetery)

Description: Tomb of rubble, in very bad condition, with a plaster surface; w: 2.09 x h: 0.40 x d: 0.49, supported on a plinth w: 0.09-0.13.
Text: Inscribed on the south face, within an outline of a double line, which is scratched on left and below, painted above.
Letters: No measurements

Date: Fifth-sixth century CE (context, lettering)

Findspot: Tripoli: Ain Zara, cemetery, Tomb 5.
Original location: Findspot
Last recorded location: Findspot (1911-1914)


et lux p̣ẹṛp̣ẹṭụ[a] lụḳẹạṭ ṭịbi. Ạ[men]



English translation

Translation by: Charlotte Roueché

. . . ] and may light perpetual shine for you. Amen

Bibliography: Aurigemma, 1932, 5 and fig.28 (misprinted as 29); mentioned and indexed IRT, 1952, 261, whence mentioned IRT, 2009, 261


   Fig. 1. Drawing (Luigi Turba)