Inscr. It. X, V 546. Inv. No. MR 3067.Brescia, Santa Giulia Civic MuseumPhoto by Ilya Shurygin
Inscr. It. X, V 546.
Inv. No. MR 3067.
Brescia, Santa Giulia Civic Museum
|L(UCIUS) T(ERENTIUS) G(AIAE) L(IBERTUS) AMPHIO
TERENTIA G(AIAE) L(IBERTA) RUSTICA
LUCIUS TERENTIUS AMPHIO, FREEDMAN OF A WOMAN
Perhaps this slab had covered a tomb of a married couple, as similar pieces from Rome and Ostia, or (less probably) it is a floor fragment bearing the names of the householders, two ex-slaves freed by the same owner, Terentia? possibly, Gaia Terentia. The prenomen LUCIUS taken by the freedman would have been that of Gaia’s father. A Lucius Terentius Varro is known from a Brescian inscription.
Mirrored shape of letter G was widely used in inscriptions as a sign designating a female owner of slaves regardless of her real name.