WP 0005

Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

1175. Christian funerary text (Ain Zara cemetery)

Description: Tomb of rubble, with a plaster surface, w: 2.05 x h: 0.45 x d: 0.73, supported on a plinth w: 0.10-0.19.
Text: Carefully and deeply incised on the south face of the coffin; there are traces of rubrication, and of a double line painted below the text.
Letters: No measurements>

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

Findspot: Tripoli: Ain Zara, cemetery, Tomb 35
Original location: Findspot
Last recorded location: Findspot (1911-1914)


[c. 8] ạṇṇọṣ X̣X̣Ṿ; Dekesit de ok [sekulo]
sub die mensis XXV indiktio [---]



English translation

Translation by: Charlotte Roueché

. . . ] 25 years; he left this world on day 25 of the month, indiction [?]

Bibliography: Aurigemma, 1932, 35 and fig.86; mentioned and indexed IRT, 1952, 261, whence mentioned IRT, 2009, 261


   Fig. 1. Drawing (Luigi Turba)