Tomb 55 is the most northern grave of the row
formed by tomb 55 - 81.
Tomb 55 borders on the so-called " field of the poor"
and dates back to the second
period of use of the necropolis (Antoninus Pius).
The entrance of the grave was flanked by a biclinium.
In front of this biclinium is a square pedestal on which
probably once a table top was attached.
Tomb 55 has a beautiful facade with a tympanum.
Above the entrance, flanked by two small windows, is
a marble slab with the following inscription:
. SABINAE . FILIAE
. ET . M . SVLPI
ET LIBERTIS ET LIBERTIS
M H N S
According to this text, the grave was built
by Scantia Salvina and Marcus Sulpicius Fortunatus for their pious
daughter, Scantia Sabina, for themselves, their children and for
their freedmen with their family. The monument could not be inherited
by strangers of the family.
to continue tomb 55)