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Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0242. Fragment

Description: Fragment of a small marble entablature (surviving width, w: 0.90 x h: 0.42 x d: 0.52), slightly concave.
Text: Inscribed on one face.
Letters: Second century lapidary capitals: 0.45.

Date: Second century (lettering)

Findspot: Tripoli: Oea: The arch of Marcus Aurelius, among the debris accumulated within the arch.
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Tripoli Castle


[---]ns Aristonis C[---]



English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

[---] son of Aristo[---]


Possibly c[---] is for "took charge of".

Bibliography: IRT, 1952, 242, whence IRT, 2009, 242, whence EDH 059212; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections.


   Fig. 1. Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR (Sopr. DTV 674 Leica)

   Fig. 2. Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR (Sopr. A. 160)