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Tabula ansata: modern name for an inscription in a rectangular form, with two "wings".
A tabula ansata is the modern name for a (almost always Latin) inscription that consists of a rectangular center with the text itself and two wing-like handles to the left and right. Like an Egyptian serekh or cartouche, this type of framework helped to stress the contents of the inscription, as if two big arrows were pointing at it.
The wings themselves could be decorated with flowers. Although the wings were usually triangular, they could be semicircular as well.
Nijmegen, Inscription of an aquilifer of X Gemina
Salona, Sarcophagus of Julia Aurelia Hilaria
Constantinople, Hippodrome, First Obelisk, southeast part of the pedestal
Sirmium, Inscription of a legionary of XIII Gemina
Lepcis Magna, Monument of Gavius Macer, Inscription
Burnum, Tile of VIII Augusta
Ghirza, Mausoleum North A, inscription
Aquincum, Dedication of II Adiutrix to Antoninus Pius
Nahr al-Kalb, Dedication to Caracalla by III Gallica
Mainz, Stamp of XIIII Gemina
Mainz, Inscription of XXII Primigenia
Qasr Libya, East church, Annex mosaic, inscription
Aquincum, Tombstone of M. Annius
Bonn, Inscription mentioning I Minervia. The surname "Maximiniana" has been erased