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Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0100. Honours? for a fourth century ?governor

Description: Two fragments from a marble panel (0.40 0.36 0.015, no edges surviving).
Text: Inscribed on one face.
Letters: Fourth century capitals: 0.07- 0.08.

Date: Fourth century CE (lettering, titulature)

Findspot: Sabratha: Regio IV, Theatre
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Sabratha Museum, inv. no. 327.


[---] DEM[---]
[---]statuam co[---]
((leaf))[--- Cal]purnio u(iro) p(erfectissimo)
5[praeside pro]u(inciae) Trip(olitanae)



English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

[---] , statue (accusative case)[---] with [---] Calpurnius, excellent man (i.e. of equestrian status ), [governor] of the province of Tripolitania, taking charge of the erection


Fl. Victor Calpurnius: PLRE I, Calpurnius 2

Bibliography: IRT, 1952, 100, whence IRT, 2009, 100, whence EDH 059088; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections.


   Fig. 1. From left: 47, 100: Ward-Perkins Archive, 1948 (Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR 48.XVIII.20)