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Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0273. Dedication to divine emperors

Description: Nine blocks of grey limestone.
Text: Inscribed within a moulded border (together, w: 9.56 x h: 0.52 x d: 0.57).
Letters: First century CE lapidary capitals: line 1, 0.13; line 2, 0.12; line 3, 0.08.

Date: 42-43 CE (prosopography)

Findspot: Lepcis Magna: Regio V, From the frieze of the temple in the portico behind the Theatre
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Now recomposed and standing in the portico.


Dis Augustis
Q(uintus) Marcius C(aii) f(ilius) Barea co(n)s(ul) XVuir s(acris) f(aciundis) fetialis proco(n)s(ul) II patronus dedicauit
Iddibal Magonis f(ilius) Tapapius Lepcitanus de sua pecunia fecit



English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

To the Augustan gods. Quintus Marcius Barea, son of Caius, consul, member of the commitee of fifteen for sacred rites (at Rome), fetial (Roman priest), proconsul for a second year, patron, dedicated (scil. this); Iddibal Tapapius, son of Mago, of Lepcis, had it built at his own expences.


Q. Marcius Barea: PIR M 0218 https://pir.bbaw.de/id/8892

Bibliography: Described , Caputo, 1939, 93; Aurigemma, 1940c, 16; Caputo, 1950a 166-167, whence AE 1951.85; IRT, 1952, 273, whence IRT, 2009, 273, whence EDH 021094; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections.


   Fig. 1. Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR (Sopr. DLM 936 Leica)