WP 0005

Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0045. Erased dedication? to ?Severus Alexander

Description: Fragment of a marble panel (w: 0.19 x h: 0.125 x d: 0.03, no edges surviving).
Text: Inscribed on one face
Letters: Lapidary capitals (?): approx. 0.08.

Date: CE 222-235 (lettering)

Findspot: Sabratha: Regio II, The East Forum Temple: found in the precinct of the temple.
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Sabratha Museum.


[---] ⟦p(at)- p(atriae)⟧ [---]



English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

(The erased name or title of an emperor)[---]father of the country[---](case unknown)


The distinctive form of erasure by means of continuous horizontal strokes, as in 41, 43 and 44, suggests Severus Alexander.

Bibliography: IRT, 1952, 45, whence IRT, 2009, 45, whence EDH 059038; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections.


   Fig. 1. From left: Above: 74, Unidentified, Unidentified, 183; Below: 45, Unidentified, Unidentified: Ward-Perkins, 1948 (Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR 48.XXXVII.18)