WP 0005

Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0066. Fragment from imperial titulature

Description: Fragment from the upper part of a white marble panel (w: 0.22 x h: 0.24 x d: 0.03).
Text: Inscribed on one face.
Letters: line 1, lapidary capitals, 0.095 line 2-3, Second to third century capitals. 0.05.

Date: Second to early third centuries CE (lettering)

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


[Imp(erator)]- [Ca]es(ar)- ((leaf)) d[iui---]
[--- Ger]ṃ(anic)- Saṛ[m(atic)]- [---]
[---]uit [---]


[.....]ES D[...---]

English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

[Emperor] Caesar [---], victor in Germany, victor in Sarmatia [---] (case unknown)

Bibliography: IRT, 1952, 66, whence IRT, 2009, 66, whence EDH 059057; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections.


   Fig. 1. Top left, with five unidentified fragments: Ward-Perkins, 1948 (Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR 48.XXVII.6)