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Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0265. Greek dedication to Asclepius

Description: Two fragments of a marble table (w: 0.30 and w: 0.53 x h: 0.07 x d: 0.16) .
Text: Inscribed on the forward edge within an elongated tabella ansata (height of die, h: 0.035) with a rosette in the right- hand, surviving ansa.
Letters: Lettering 0.02.

Date: Probably second to third centuries CE (lettering, content)

Findspot: Lepcis Magna: , from the Forum Severianum.
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Lepcis Museum.


[Ἀσκ]ληπιῷ ϲωτῆρι Μ(άρκος) Ἰο[---] -νϲ ((stop)) ἀρχιερεὺϲ ((stop)) α[ὐ]τοῦ ((stop)) ((leaf))



English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

To Asclepius the saviour; Marcus Io[---]ns, his high priest.

Bibliography: IRT, 1952, 265, whence PHI 189502, IRT, 2009, 265, whence EDH 059233; Benseddik, 2010 69, 60; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections.


   Fig. 1. Ward-Perkins, 1947 (Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR 47.XV.12)