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Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0126. Fragmentary honours

Description: Impression left by a fragment of a lost marble panel (w: 1.23 x h: 0.54, when excavated, no edges surviving); see also 75a.
Text: Impression from one face: read by Bartoccini when first excavated; since much deteriorated.
Letters: Lapidary capitals: line 1, 0.065; remainder, 0.075.

Date: Third century CE (context)

Findspot: Sabratha: Regio I. Re-used in the late fourth century paving of the Curia.
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Findspot


[--- fl]aminị [Libe]rị P̣atris p- [---]
[---] USUI [c. 5]um Quint[---]
[---] Sabra[th]- [---]
[--- st]ạtuaṃ [---]
5 [---]e sta[---]



Highlighted letters could be read by Bartoccini but were no longer visible in 1952.

English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

To [---] flamen (i.e. priest) of Liber Pater [---] Quintus (case unknown) [---] Sabratha (or the Sabrathans) [---set up] a statue [---]

Bibliography: Bartoccini, 1950, 52.a, whence AE 1950.153a; IRT, 1952, 126, whence IRT, 2009, 126, whence EDH 021928; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections..


   Fig. 1. Ward-Perkins, 1946 (Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR 46.VI.10)