WP 0005

Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

1235. 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


[.. ? ..annos] LXXXV
[.. ? ..]LXX[UI]I


[.. ? .......]LXXXV
[.. ? ..]LXX[..]I

English translation

Translation by: Caroline Barron

[---]85 years [---]77

Bibliography: Bartoccini, 1928c 4, p. 195, whence EDCS 75200100; mentioned and indexed IRT, 1952, 855, whence mentioned IRT, 2009, 855


None available (2021).