TOMB 51Tek

click to enlarge photographTomb 51 is a small brick grave with a pointed roof.
This square tomb, with walls 82 cm long,
is only 120 cm high.
Originally it was facing the via Severiana,
until the view was taken away by tomb 42.
On the grave we can see the following
inscription on a marble slab of 20 x 22 cm:

           D     M
    BASSO FECIT
                                                       MYRON FRATER
                                                        BENE MERENTI
                                                          PIENTISSIMO

According to this text (this tomb) has been built by Myron on behalf of Bassus, his very obliging and pious brother.

Because of the lack of family names, we know that both gentlemen were slaves.

(click for tomb 51 bis)