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Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0183. Fragmentary honours?

Description: Fragment of a marble base (w: 0.10 x h: 0.105 x d: 0.06, no edges and no reverse face).
Text: Inscribed on the surviving face.
Letters: Third to fourth century capitals: 0.05.

Date: Third to fourth centuries (lettering)

Findspot: Sabratha: Regio II. Found among surface debris on the north side of the East Forum Temple
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Sabratha Museum.


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2: From the nature of the fragment and style of lettering, probably an honorary inscription, recording the subject's virtues ... ? ob merita ...

English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

(Not usefully translatable)

Bibliography: IRT, 1952, 183, whence IRT, 2009, 183, whence EDH 059159; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections.


   Fig. 1. From left: Above: 74, Unidentified, Unidentified, 183; Below: 45, Unidentified, Unidentified: Ward-Perkins, 1948 (Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR 48.XXXVII.18)