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Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

1182. Christian funerary text (Ain Zara cemetery)

Description: Tomb of rubble, with a plaster surface, w: 1.77 x h: 0.45 x d: 0.57, supported on a plinth w: 0.15.
Text: Deeply incised on the south face of the coffin; there is a cross, inscribed aand rubricated, on the east face.
Letters: No measurements

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

Findspot: Tripoli: Ain Zara, cemetery, Tomb 42.
Original location: Findspot
Last recorded location: Findspot (1911-1914)


[Bixit] p̣lus min[us ---]
Ṛụressit de ok sẹḳulo [sub d-]
( vac. ) ie mensis X Se(ptem)b(e)r



English translation

Translation by: Charlotte Roueché

. . . lived] for more or less [ . . . ]; he left this world on day 10 of month September.

Bibliography: Aurigemma, 1932, 42 and fig.99, 100; mentioned and indexed IRT, 1952, 261, whence mentioned IRT, 2009, 261


   Fig. 1. Facsimile, from a cast