WP 0005

Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

1187. Christian funerary text (Ain Zara cemetery)

Description: Tomb of rubble, with a plaster surface, w: 1.99 x h: 0.30 x d: 0.56, supported on a plinth w: 0.12-0.13.
Text: Incised along the east face (below traces of a cross in circle), continuing onto on the south face.
Letters: No measurements

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

Findspot: Tripoli: Ain Zara, cemetery, Tomb 47.
Original location: Findspot
Last recorded location: Findspot (1911-1914)


[im]mortali | s miserere mei ( vac. )



English translation

Translation by: Charlotte Roueché

. . . im]mortal, have mercy on me.

Bibliography: Aurigemma, 1932, 47 and fig.108; mentioned and indexed IRT, 1952, 261, whence mentioned IRT, 2009, 261


   Fig. 1. Drawing (Luigi Turba)