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Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0038. Dedication to Caracalla

Description: Two fragments from the upper part of a marble panel (w: 0.66 x h: 0.46 and w: 0.38 x h: 0.29).
Text: Inscribed on one face.
Letters: Lapidary capitals: lines 1-2, 0.08; line 3, 0.06; lines 4-5, 0.07.

Date: CE 210-211 (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) Ạ[ure]lio [Seuero]
[A]ntonino Au[g(usto) Pi]o Feli[ci Parth(ico)]
[ma]ximo Bryttan[ic]o maximo [---]
[Sep]timi Seueri Pi[i --- filio]
5[diui] Marci nepoti ḍ[iui Pii pron(epoti) diui Hadriani]
[abn(epoti) diui Trai]ạni Pa[rthici adnepoti ---]



English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

To Emperor Caesar Marcus Aurelius [Severus] Antoninus Augustus [Pius], Felix, greatest [Uictor in Parthia], greatest Victor in Britain, [son of Lucius] Septimius Severus Pius, [---] grandson of [deified] Marcus, [great grandson of deified Pius, great great grandson of deified Hadrian, great great great grandson of deified], Trajan, Victor in Parthia[---]


Line 3. Brittanicus maximus from 210.

Bibliography: IRT, 1952, 38, whence IRT, 2009, 38, whence EDH 059033; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections.


   Fig. 1. Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR (Sopr. DS 763)

   Fig. 2. Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR (Sopr. DS 764)

   Fig. 3. Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR (Sopr CS 274 bis)