WP 0005

Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

1233. Christian funerary text (Sirte catacomb)

Description: Plaque of plaster, inscribed with the form of a tabula ansata. From a group originally plastered over the openings of loculi, which measure approximately: w: 1.75 x h: 0.45
Text: Inscribed within the tabula ansata.

Date: Fourth century CE (context)

Findspot: Syrtica: Sirte, Hypogeum, in the piazza opposite the old Turkish barracks.
Original location: Findspot
Last recorded location: Findspot

1: Bartoccini considered this illegible; the letters give the impression of Neo-Punic script, but were too poorly incised to be read. Bartoccini, 1928c

English translation

Translation by: Caroline Barron

Not usefully translatable.

Bibliography: Bartoccini, 1928c 2, p. 195; p. 192, tav. I, whence EDCS 75200098; mentioned and indexed IRT, 1952, 855, whence mentioned IRT, 2009, 855


None available (2021).