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Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0118. Honours for C. Flavius Pudens

Description: Lower part of a rectangular base (w: 0.52 x h: 0.55 x d: 0.57) of coarse grey limestone, with moulded panels on the sides; cut and hollowed out from the left in late antiquity, so as to form a basin. Uniform with 119, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125.
Text: Inscribed on the front (die, w: 0.25 x h: 0.44)
Letters: Local second to third centuries CE capitals with some Rustic forms: av. 0.045.

Date: Second to third centuries CE (lettering)

Findspot: Sabratha: Forum, immediately to the north of the precinct of the East Forum Temple.
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Findspot


[C(aio) Fl(auio) Q(uinti) fil(io)]
Pap(iria tribu) Puden-
ti flam(ini)
perp(etuo) Curi-
5a Au[g]usta
ob m[er]ita



English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

[To Caius Flavius] Pudens, [son of Quintus], of the Roman voting tribe Papiria, perpetual flamen (scil. priest), the Curia Augusta, on account of his merits.


Line 1-3. Caius Flauius Pudens. Also in 117, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125.

Bibliography: Mentioned Bartoccini, 1950 47, 58, whence mentioned AE 1950.152a; IRT, 1952, 118, whence IRT, 2009, 118, whence EDH 021904; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections.


   Fig. 1. Ward-Perkins, 1947 (Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR 47.X.9)