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Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0246. Dedication by Aurellius son of Epagrus

Description: Fragment from the upper right-hand corner of a rectangular base (w: 0.50 x h: 0.47 x d: 0.50) of limestone.
Text: Inscribed on one face, within a moulded panel, in Latin and Neo-Punic (Neo-Punic 7. The text is fragmentary, and reads: Abdmel[qart ...]). Uniform with 229.
Letters: Lapidary capitals: 0.035.

Date: First-third centuries CE (lettering)

Findspot: Tripoli: Oea: The Lighthouse Fort,; found during the demolition of the fort (1915).
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Tripoli Castle.


[--- Aurellius] Epagri
[f(ilius) d(e) s(ua)] p(ecunia) d(edit)



English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

i. [--- Aurellius, son] of Epagrus, gave (scil. this) [from his own] finances.

English translation

Translation by: Caroline Barron

ii. Abdmel[qart ...])


The dedicator also in 229

Discussion of Neo-Punic text: Adams (2003), 215-216; Cooley (2012), 261.

Bibliography: Romanelli, 1916, 39l ff., fig 8; Cagnat and Merlin, 1923, 4; IRT, 1952, 246, whence IRT, 2009, 246, whence EDH 059216. With the Neo-Punic text Levi Della Vida, 1927 97; Levi Della Vida, 1987 5a, whence Jongeling, 2008 Tripoli N1; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections.


   Fig. 1. Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR (Sopr. DTV 675 Leica)