WP 0005

Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

1277. 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


apupurus au[o sanu(th).. ? ..]


APUPURUSAU[....... ? ..]

1: Apupuru av[os? (= vixit?)].... Bartoccini, 1928c

English translation

Translation source: Elmayer, 1997

Apupuru years lived (?)

English translation

Translation source: Kerr, 2010

Apupurus liv[ed years.. ? ..]

English translation

Translation by: Caroline Barron

Apupurus liv[ed years.. ? ..]

Bibliography: Mentioned and indexed IRT, 1952, 855, whence mentioned IRT, 2009, 855; Bartoccini, 1928c 46, p. 199; p. 13, tav. II, whence EDCS 75200140; Elmayer, 1997, 19, p.338-9, Kerr, 2010 215, no.10 (where see bibliography)


None available (2021).