Visiting hours: Wednesday - Sunday: 10:00 - 18:00 (closed on Mondays and Thuesdays)

IDR III/1, 157 = CIL III 1552

Denumirea piesei:
Sarcophagus (frontal area) partially preserved;
Material, technology:
Bucova marble, a carefully crafted and inscribed piece;
State of preservation:
precarious, the fragmented surface was affected by frequent relocations and restoration works;
248 x 91 x 28 cm, h (letters) = 5.8 cm;
from the fragmentary sarcophagus pediment, today reconstituted, 5 pieces have been preserved, especially from the right edge where there is also a relief with Attis (mostly mutilated human figure).
[D (is) M (anibus)?] / Publi Aeli Ulpi vet (erani) ex dec (urione) / hanc sedem lungo placuit sacrae labori / hanc requiem fessos tandem qua conderet artus / Ulpius emeritis longaevi muneris annis / ipse suo curam / titulo dedit ipse sepulcri / arbiter hospitium membris fatoque paravit finally, Ulpius, after the end of his long years of service under arms, (5) He took care of the slab and the tomb himself, making his bones a dwelling as his master.
Place of discovery:
in the ruins of the medieval keep from Turnu Ruieni, near Caransebeș;
Observations, dating:
has versified text (belongs to the rare and valuable category of Latin carmine inscriptions), 2nd century AD;
Place of storage:
Banat National Museum Timisoara, inv.inv: IV 6339;
Bibliography and databases:
Doina Benea, Petru Bona, Tibiscum, Ed. Museion, Bucharest, 1994; Ana-Maria Sămărghițan, Funerary Poetry in Dacia, in Funerararia dacoromana (coord. Mihai Bărbulescu), Cluj University Press Publishing House, Cluj-Napoca, 2003, pp. 174-175. UEL 17549; CLE 00460; EDCS-26600747
Înapoi la lapidarium
© 2021 - All rights reserved MNaB 2021