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Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0119. Honours for C. Flavius Pudens

Description: Rectangular base (w: 0.52 x h: 0.85 x d: 0.57) of coarse grey limestone, broken down the right-hand edge; uniform with 118, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125.
Text: Inscribed on one face within a recessed panel (die, w: 0.37 x h: 0.70, height not complete).
Letters: Local second to third centuries CE capitals with some Rustic forms: 0.035-0.04.

Date: Second to third centuries CE (lettering)

Findspot: Sabratha: Forum, standing against the North portico.
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Findspot


C(aio) [Flavio Q(uinti)] fil(io) Pa[p(iria tribu)]
[flam(ini)] per[p(etuo)]
Cu[r]ia Caele[st(is)]
5o[b] ṃerita



5: Or Caelest (ia) .

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 Caelestis, on account of his merits.


Lines 1-2: Caius Flauius Pudens: also in 117, 118, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125.

Bibliography: Mentioned Bartoccini, 1950 47, 58, whence mentioned AE 1950.152a; IRT, 1952, 119, whence IRT, 2009, 119, whence EDH 021907; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections.


   Fig. 1. Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR (Sopr. DS 846 Leica)