WP 0005

Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0098. Honours for a Flavian officer

Description: Four blocks (each w: 0.85-95 x h: 0.46 x d: 0.40) of sand-stone, once stuccoed.
Text: Inscribed on one face.
Letters: Lapidary capitals: 0.14.

Date: Flavian (reign)

Findspot: Sabratha: Regio III, Church III (insula 4), found re-used in the north wall of the north baptistry.
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Findspot


a, b, c
[---]e [Au]g(usti) [U]ẹsp̣ạsiaṇị ex
quinq[ue decuriis ---]
[---] donis mịḷitaribus do[nat ---]
[--- Af]ricae so[---]
[--- m]emor[i]a[---]


a, b, c

English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

a, b and c: [---] of Vespasian Augustus, a member of the five [decuries](scil. of jurymen at Rome)[---], awarded military honours [---].

d. [---] of Africa [---] []? in memory[---]

Bibliography: IRT, 1952, 98, whence IRT, 2009, 98, whence EDH 059086; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections.


   Fig. 1. d: Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR (Sopr. DS 817 Leica)

   Fig. 2. From left: d, a, b and c: Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR (Sopr. DS 815 Leica)

   Fig. 3. a, b and c: Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR (Sopr. DS 817 Leica)

   Fig. 4. a, b and c: Ward-Perkins, 1948 (Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR 48.XI.4)