The funerary inscription for a married couple of Terentii
1st—2nd centuries CE.
Inscr. It. X, V 546.
Brescia, Santa Giulia Civic MuseumInv. No. MR 3067.Photo by Ilya Shurygin

The funerary inscription for a married couple of Terentii.

1st—2nd centuries CE.
Inscr. It. X, V 546.
Inv. No. MR 3067.

Brescia, Santa Giulia Civic Museum

Origin:
Found outside Porta Cremona, Brescia, excavations of 1893.
Description:
L(UCIUS) T(ERENTIUS) G(AIAE) L(IBERTUS) AMPHIO
TERENTIA G(AIAE) L(IBERTA) RUSTICA

LUCIUS TERENTIUS AMPHIO, FREEDMAN OF A WOMAN
RUSTICA TERENTIA, FREEDWOMAM 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.


Note.

Mirrored shape of letter G was widely used in inscriptions as a sign designating a female owner of slaves regardless of her real name.

Credits:
© 2011. Photo: Ilya Shurygin.
Info: museum information materials.
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