WP 0005

Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

1178. Christian funerary text (Ain Zara cemetery)

Description: Tomb of rubble, with a plaster surface, w: 1.47 x h: 0.43 x d: 0.52, supported on a plinth w: 0.15.
Text: Lightly incised with traces of rubrication on the south face of the coffin, with a single line painted between the lines; there is a large cross in a circle on the east face.
Letters: No measurements

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

Findspot: Tripoli: Ain Zara, cemetery, Tomb 38.
Original location: Findspot
Last recorded location: Findspot (1911-1914)


[c. 18 i]ṇ p̣ạḳẹ p̣ḷụṣ ṃinus [c. 4]
[---] Ṛẹḳẹṣṣịṭ de ok sekulo s<u>b die [.]S[..]
mensis Dekẹṃḅẹṛ [in]dikṭịọ V



English translation

Translation by: Charlotte Roueché

. . . He lived] in peace for more or less [ ? ]; he left this world on day ? of month December, indiction 5.

Bibliography: Aurigemma, 1932, 38 and fig.92; mentioned and indexed IRT, 1952, 261, whence mentioned IRT, 2009, 261


   Fig. 1. Drawing (Luigi Turba)