WP 0005

Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

1180. Christian funerary text (Ain Zara cemetery)

Description: Tomb of rubble, with a plaster surface, w: 1.89 x h: 0.36 x d: 0.55, supported on a plinth w: 0.30.
Text: Deeply incised on the south face of the coffin, with a double line below the text; there are traces of a cross on the east face.
Letters: Line 2, 0.075-0.095

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

Findspot: Tripoli: Ain Zara, cemetery, Tomb 40.
Original location: Findspot
Last recorded location: Findspot (1911-1914)


[c. 12] p̣ḷ[us] ṃịṇụṣ annos XXXV Ṛẹ[cessit]
[de o]ḳ ṣ<e>c̣ọlo ṣub die mensis Oktonber indictio XV



English translation

Translation by: Charlotte Roueché

. . . He lived] for more or less 35 years; he left this world on a day in month October, indiction 15.

Bibliography: Aurigemma, 1932, 40 and fig.97; mentioned and indexed IRT, 1952, 261, whence mentioned IRT, 2009, 261


   Fig. 1. Facsimile, from a cast