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Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0052. Dedication to Aurelian

Description: Upper right-hand corner of a marble panel (w: 0.38 x h: 0.53).
Text: Inscribed on the panel face.
Letters: Third century capitals: 0.07-0.075.

Date: CE 270-275

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


[Imp(eratori) C]aes(ari) L(ucio) Do-
[mitio] Aureli-
[ano] Pio Fel(ici)
[Aug(usto) d(omino)] n(ostro) pont(ifici)
5 [max(imo) tri]b(unicia) pote-
[st(ate) c. 2 - 3 p(atri) p(atriae)]


[..c. 2 - 3..]

Augustus 270-275.

English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

[To Emperor] Caesar Lucius Domitius Aurelianus, Pius, Felix, [Augustus], our [lord, chief] priest, holding tribunician power [for the ? time father of the country], consul[---]

Bibliography: IRT, 1952, 52, whence IRT, 2009, 52, whence EDH 059045; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections.


   Fig. 1. Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR (Sopr. DS 765 Leica)

   Fig. 2. Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR (Sopr. DS 765 Leica)

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