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Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0095. Honours for Gaius Anicius Fronto

Description: Fragmentary panel of grey marble (w: 0.67 x h: 0.54).
Text: Inscribed within a narrow border (die, w: 0.55 x h: 0.54).
Letters: Late second to third centuries lapidary capitals: lines 1-2, 0.055; remainder, 0.045.

Date: Late second to third centuries CE (lettering)

Findspot: Sabratha: Regio I, Capitolium, some fragments were found in the vaults (see note on 1), and the lower left-hand part was found re-used in the late fourth century paving at the W end of the N Forum Portico (see also 23, 27, 41, 43)
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Some fragments in vault of Capitolium; lower left-hand part in Sabratha Museum.


C(aio) An[i]c̣[io Qu]ir(ina) (scil. tribu)
equo publ(ico) o[rnato]
Anici Ḅassi[ani fil]io
5q(uaestori) aedil(i) IIuir(o) ỊỊụir(o) q(uin)q(uennali)
[d]esig(nato) amatori patriae
[c]iues ob merita
[cur]ante Q(uinto) Flauio Hiceta


CAN[.].[....]IR(scil. TRIBU)

English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

To Caius Anicius Fronto, of the Roman voting tribe Quirina, honoured with a public horse, son of Anicius Bassianus, quaestor, aedile, duovir, designated quinquennial duovir, lover of his country; the citizens (scil. set this up) on account of his merits, Quintus Flavius Hicetas was in charge (scil. of the erection).

Bibliography: Bartoccini, 1950, 54.g, whence AE l950.155; IRT, 1952, 95, whence IRT, 2009, 95, whence EDH 021943; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections.


   Fig. 1. Lines 4-8, left side; Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR (Sopr. DS 902 Leica)

   Fig. 2. From left: Above, 95 (lines 4-8); Below: 135, 81; Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR (Sopr. DS 822 Leica)

   Fig. 3. From left: 133, 95, lines 1-4, 4-8 (right side); Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR (Sopr. DS 779 Leica)

   Fig. 4. Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR (Sopr. CS 218)

   Fig. 5. Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR (Sopr. CS 218)