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Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0028. Dedication to Commodus

Description: Fragment of a marble panel (w: 0.40 x h: 0.33, no edges surviving).
Text: Inscribed on the surviving face.
Letters: Lapidary capitals: lines 1-2, 0.075, lines 3-4, 0.06.

Date: CE 185: GODOT (titulature)

Findspot: Sabratha: Regio I, Capitolium, found in the vaults; see note on 1.
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Findspot


[Imp(eratori) Caes(ari) M(arco) Aureli]o Com[modo]
[Antonino Aug(usto)] Pio Felici Sar(matico) G̣[erm(anico)]
[Britannico po]nt(ifici) max(imo) trib[(unicia) pot(estate) X]
[imp(eratori) VII co(n)s(uli) I]V desig(nato) V [p(atri) p(atriae) ---]



English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

[To Emperor Caesar Marcus Aurelius] Commodus [Antoninus Augustus], Pius, Felix, Victor in Sarmatia, Victor in G[ermany, victor in Britain], chief priest, holding tribunician [power for the tenth time, acclaimed victor seven times, consul] four times, designated for the fifth time [father of the country ---]


Line 2. Felix in 185.

Line 4. Cos. IV, l Jan. 183; cos. V, 1 Jan. 186.

Bibliography: IRT, 1952, 28, whence IRT, 2009, 28, whence EDH 059023; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections.


   Fig. 1. Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR (Sopr. DS 788 Leica)