WP 0005

Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0096. Honours for Avitius Rufus

Description: Marble panel (w: 2.41 x h: 0.71, both ends missing).
Text: nscribed within a moulded border.
Letters: Second century lapidary capitals: lines 1-2, 0.07; lines 3-5, 0.06.

Date: Second century CE (lettering)

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


[---A]uitio Q(uinti) fil(io) Quir(ina) (scil. tribu) Rufo trib(uno) mil(itum) leg(ionis) VII Gem(inae) F̣[el(icis)]
[praef(ecto) c]oh(ortis) I Aug(ustae) Thrac(um) proximo tertiae militiae IIu[iro]
[decre]t(o) ordin(is) ob merit(a) eius erga rem publicam ẹx[imia]
[Q(uintus) Aui]tius Lucanus pater titulo et honore [contentus]
5 [s]ua pecunia posuit



1: Or P(iae) [F(elicis)].

English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

to [---] Avitius Rufus, son of Quintus, of the Roman voting tribe Quirina, military tribune in Legion VII Gemina Felix, [prefect] of cohort I Augusta of Thracians, approaching his third military appointment, duovir; honoured by decree of the city council, on account of his outstanding merits in public affairs; [Quintus] Auitius Lucanus, his father, was satisfied with the decree and the honour and set (scil. this) up at his own expense.


Avitius Rufus: https://pir.bbaw.de/id/2796

Bibliography: IRT, 1952, 96, whence IRT, 2009, 96, whence EDH 059085; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections.


   Fig. 1. Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR (Sopr. CS 218)

   Fig. 2. Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR (Sopr. CS 218)