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Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0091. Honours for Anicia Pudentilla

Description: Right side of a marble moulded base (surviving width w: 0.50 x h: 1.30 x d: 0.50) with rudimentary acroteria above.
Text: Inscribed on one face (die, surviving width w: 0.29 x h: 0.75)
Letters: Second to third century capitals: line 1, 0.065; remainder, 0.055.

Date: c. 166-168 CE (prosopography)

Findspot: Sabratha: Findspot unrecorded
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Sabratha Museum.


Aniciae Pudentil-
( vac. 6)[la]e ( vac. 6)
[Manlia M]acrina
[mater] et her(es)
5[ ( vac. 3) fec(it) ex i]ussu ( vac. 3)
[Bruttii Prae]sentis
[( vac. 4) proco(n)s(ulis)] c(larissimi) ( vac. 4) u(iri)
[ob merita e]rga r(em) p(ublicam)


[..........]C        U

5-7: The restorations are by Jacqes, art. cit.

English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

In honour of Anicia Pudentilla; [Manlia] Macrina, [her mother] and heiress [---], on the instructions of [---]sens [---], most excellent man (Roman Senator), [on account of her merits] in city affairs.


Anicia Pudentilla and [Manlia] Macrina also in 22, lines 6, 7.

Bruttius Praesens: PIR, B 0165 https://pir.bbaw.de/id/6390 (so Jacques, art cit.)

Bibliography: IRT, 1952, 304, whence IRT, 2009, 304; Revised Jacques, 1976 , whence AE 1976.695, EDH 004704; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections..


   Fig. 1. Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR (Sopr. DS 825 Leica)

   Fig. 2. Drawing, showing possible restoration, F. Jacques