WP 0005

Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0289. Fragmentary dedication to Hercules and Liber Pater

Description: Moulded base (w: 0.68 x h: 1.50 x d: 0.521) of grey limestone; the face badly weathered.
Text: Inscribed on one face within a recessed panel (die, w: 0.34 x h: 0.83) flanked by vertical rinceau borders.
Letters: Rustic capitals: 0.04.

Date: Probably second to third centuries (lettering)

Findspot: Lepcis Magna: Forum Vetus, near the South East angle.
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Findspot


[--- Herc]ul[i et]
Libero Patri [c. 9]
diis p[at]rii[s]
5 ------



English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

[---to Herc]ul[es and] Liber Pater the gods of their forefathers.

Bibliography: IRT, 1952, 289, whence IRT, 2009, 289; Laronde, 2005 24, whence AE 2005.1662; EDH (Bigi, 2014) 059252; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections.


   Fig. 1. Ward-Perkins, 1948 (Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR 48.XVII.6)

   Fig. 2. Ward-Perkins, 1948 (Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR 48.XVII.5)