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IDR III/1, 173 = CIL III 3247 (CIL III 8003)

Denumirea piesei:
Funerary star (partially preserved);
Material, technology:
conglomerate sandstone, green stone, stylized carved and inscribed;
State of preservation:
fragmented into 2 pieces, the surface in the border area is partially destroyed;
Dimensions:
107 x 80 x 17 cm, h (letters) = 6.5 - 7 cm;
Description:
in the upper register, rendered in a niche, appears stylized carved a crown with ribbons or the bust of the deceased, the border at the top forms 3 arches;
Inscription:
D (is) M (anibus) / Terra te - / net corpus no - / men lapis atque / animam aer qu - / am melius fuer - /… .. stone, and the soul is in the air, how much better it would have been…
Place of discovery:
found in a secondary position reused in the wall of an 18th century military construction in Caransebeș, most likely brought from Tibiscum;
Observations, dating:
the text has philosophical, stoic values ​​and a poetic, elegiac character;
Place of storage:
Banat National Museum Timisoara, inv. No .: IV 7497;
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. 175-176; UEL 17552; HD 0465668; CLE 01207
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