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Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0121. Honours for Caius Flavius Pudens

Description: Rectangular base (w: 0.56 x h: 0.88 x d: 0.57) of coarse grey limestone, with moulded panels on three sides, uniform with 118, 119, 120, 121, 120, 122, 123, 124, 125.
Text: Inscribed on the front (die, w: 0.30 x h: 0.60).
Letters: Local second to third centuries CE capitals with some Rustic forms: 0.03-0.04.

Date: Second to third centuries CE (lettering)

Findspot: Sabratha: Regio I, Basilica, standing beside the west door of the south aisle of the later church.
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Findspot


C(aio) [Fl(auio)] Q(uinti) fil(io) Pap(iria tribu)
f[lam](ini) perpet(uo)
C[uri]a Hadr(iana)
5o[b] merit[a]



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] Hadriana, on account of his merits.


Lines 1-2: Caius Flauius Pudens: also in 117, 118, 119, 120, 122, 123, 124, 125.

Bibliography: Mentioned Bartoccini, 1950 47, 58, whence mentioned AE 1950.152a; IRT, 1952, 121, whence IRT, 2009, 121, whence EDH 021913; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections.


   Fig. 1. Ward-Perkins, 1947 (Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR 47.VII.20)