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Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0123. Honours for C. Flavius Pudens

Description: Lower left-hand corner of a rectangular base (surviving, w: 0.45 x h: 0.42 x d: 0.29) of coarse grey limestone, uniform with 118, 119, 120, 121, 122, 124, 125.
Text: Inscribed on one face within a moulded panel (die, surviving width 0.31).
Letters: Local second to third century capitals with some Rustic forms: 0.045.

Date: Second to third centuries (lettering)

Findspot: Sabratha: Forum, loose beside the North entrance to the Basilica.
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Findspot


[C(aio) Fl(auio) Q(uinti) fil(io) Pap(iria tribu)]
[flam(ini) perpet(uo)]
[Cu]ria Mer-
5curi ob me-



English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

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


Lines 1-2: Caius Flauius Pudens: also in 117, 118, 119, 120, 121, 122, 124, 125.

Bibliography: Mentioned Bartoccini, 1950 47, 58, whence mentioned AE 1950.152a; IRT, 1952, 123, whence IRT, 2009, 123, whence EDH 021919; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections.


   Fig. 1. Ward-Perkins, 1948 (Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR 48.XIX.34)