256a. Christian funerary inscription for Helladios
- The right-hand part of a marble panel. (surviving width w: 0.46 x h: 0.38 x d: 0.04, surface badly worn). Not seen.
- Inscribed on the surviving face.
- Roughly incised lettering: 0.02-0.025.
- Oea: Tripoli. Seen and recorded in Tripoli in the early part of the nineteenth century. Rediscovered near the church of Santa Maria in Tripoli.
- Original Location:
- Last recorded location:
- Tripoli Castle.
- Not previously published. This edition taken from J. M. Reynolds and J. B. Ward-Perkins, The Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania, Rome: British School at Rome, 1952.
- Text constituted from:
- Transcription (Reynolds, Ward-Perkins)
The supplied letters are no longer legible.
[May he be well off]. Helladios lived approximately 50 years, three months and fifteen days. Christ be with your spirit. He died on the seventh of the month of Payn among the Africans.
The text evidently refers to an Egyptian who died abroad.