WP 0005

Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0287. Dedication to Hercules

Description: Four fragments of a grey marble panel (the largest, w: 0.25 x h: 0.27 x d: 0.02; one from left edge, one probably from lower edge).
Text: Inscribed on the surviving face.
Letters: Lettering: line 1-2 (second to third centuries CE capitals), 0.105 and 0.105; line 3 (Rustic capitals), 0.085.

Date: Second to third centuries CE (lettering)

Findspot: Lepcis Magna: Regio V, Theatre.
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Findspot


[Deo Her]culi
Gen[io] colon[iae]
Le[pcitani p]ublice



English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

[To the god He]rcules, genius of the colony, the people of Lepcis (scil. set this up) publicly.

Bibliography: IRT, 1952, 287, whence IRT, 2009, 287; Laronde, 2005 24, whence AE 2005.1662; EDH (Gräf, 2014) 059250; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections.


   Fig. 1. Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR (Sopr. 48.XVI.14)