WP 0005

Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0075a. Dedication to third century emperor

Description: Impression left by a fragment of a lost marble panel (w: 1.57 x h: 0.20 when excavated); see also 126.
Text: Originally inscribed on marble. Read by Bartoccini when first excavated; not seen subsequently.
Letters: Capitals: 0.06.

Date: Third century CE (context)

Findspot: Sabratha: Regio I, Curia, re-used in the late fourth century CE paving.
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Findspot.


[---]inuicti Aug(usti) pont(ificis) max(imi) Germanici [---]
[---] maximi trib(unicia) pot(estate) [---]



English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

[---] of [---] unconquered Augustus, chief priest, victor in Germany, greatest [Uictor---] holding tribunician power [---]


Maximinus is the earliest emperor whose titles would conform; but Gallienus, Claudius Gothicus, Aurelian, Probus, Carus, Carinus and Diocletian are all possible. The style of the monument appears to have been of the third century.

Bibliography: Bartoccini, 1950 52.b, and drawing, whence AE 1950.153b IRT, 1952, 75a, whence IRT, 2009, 75a, whence EDH 059066


None available (2021).