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Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0293. Fragmentary dedication

Description: Fragment of black marble, probably from a herm (surviving, w: 0.10 x h: 0.11 x d: 0. 14, no edges).
Text: Inscribed on the surviving face.
Letters: Lettering: 0.015.

Date: First-third centuries CE (content)

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





English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

[---] ? Olym[pian---] (Perhaps [To Zeus] Olympius [---]).


Line 1: The suggestion, in IRT 1952, that this might be a reference to Διὶ Ὀλυμπίῳ did not convince Robert (loc.cit.)

Bibliography: IRT, 1952, 293, whence Robert, Bulletin Épigraphique 1953.257, p.203, PHI 189506, IRT, 2009, 293; EDH 059253; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections.


   Fig. 1. Ward-Perkins, 1948 (Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR 48.XXX.12)