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Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0014. Dedication to Augustus (?)

Description: One complete (w: 0.80 x h: 0.46 x d: 0.46) and one fragmentary (w: 0.34 x h: 0.46 x d: 0.46) block of stuccoed sandstone
Text: Inscribed with a monumental inscription.
Letters: First century lapidary capitals: 0.29.

Date: 23-5 BCE: GODOT, perhaps 12-11 BCE: GODOT (titulature)

Findspot: Sabratha: Regio I, Capitolium, found in the vaults; see note on 1.
Original location: From one of the public buildings of the Forum area.
Last recorded location: Findspot


[Imp(eratori) Caesa]ri [---]
[---] XI trib(unicia) p[otestate ---]



English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

a) To [Emperor] Caesar [---]

b) [---] consul (or perhaps acclaimed victor) for the eleventh time, holding tribunician power [for the --- time ---]


( Probably Augustus, cos. XI in 23 B.C., cos. XII in 5 B.C.; or imp. XI in 12 B.C., imp. XII in 11 B.C.. After Tiberius, who was never either cos. XI or imp. XI, these titles are rarely placed before trib. pot.) -->

Bibliography: IRT, 1952 14, whence IRT, 2009 14, whence EDH 059013; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections.


   Fig. 1. Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR (Sopr. CS 166)