WP 0005

Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

1240. 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


Selhan bi(xit) an(nos) LXI ((Chi-Rho))
[F]labiane b(ixit) a(nnos) LXXV



English translation

Translation by: Caroline Barron

Selhan lived 61 years (Chi-Rho symbol)
Flavianus lived 75 years

Bibliography: Bartoccini, 1928c 9, p. 195; p. 192, tav. I, whence EDCS 75200105; mentioned and indexed IRT, 1952, 855, whence mentioned IRT, 2009, 855;


None available (2021).