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Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0122. Honours for C. Flavius Pudens

Description: Rectangular base (w: 0.56 x h: 0.90 x d: 0.50) of coarse grey limestone, with moulded panels on three sides, uniform with 118, 119, 120, 121, 123, 124, 125.
Text: Inscribed on the front (die, w: 0.29 x h: 0.62).
Letters: Local second to third century CE capitals with some Rustic forms line 1, 0 .06; remainder, 0.035.

Date: Second to third centuries CE (lettering)

Findspot: Sabratha: Forum, standing against the east wall of the South portico on a moulded base taken in antiquity from the fountain opposite the Antonine Temple.
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Findspot


C(aio) Fl(auio) Q(uinti) fil(io)
Pap(iria tribu) Puden-
ti flam(ini) per-
pet(uo) Curia Io-
5uis ob merita



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 Jovis, on account of his merits.


Lines 1-2: Caius Flauius Pudens: also in 117, 118, 119, 120, 121, 123, 124, 125.

Bibliography: Mentioned Bartoccini, 1950 47, 58, whence mentioned AE 1950.152a; IRT, 1952, 122, whence IRT, 2009, 122, whence EDH 021916; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections.


   Fig. 1. Ward-Perkins, 1947 (Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR 47.VII.29)