WP 0005

Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

1251. 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


Luca bixit an(nos) [...]
Lep[t]ana bixit an(nos) [...]



1: Luna EDCS

English translation

Translation by: Caroline Barron

Luca lived[...]years. Leptana lived[...] years.

Bibliography: Bartoccini, 1928c 20, p. 196, p. 192 and tav. I., whence EDCS 75200116; mentioned and indexed IRT, 1952, 855, whence mentioned IRT, 2009, 855


None available (2021).