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Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0306. Fragmentary building inscription

Description: balustrade block (w: 1.12 x h: 0.55 0.55) of compact grey limestone, with a moulding along the lower edge and sockets for beams at the back; inscribed on the face, considerably weathered.
Text: Inscribed on the surviving face.
Letters: First century lapidary capitals: from top of block line 1, 0.04-0.20; I. 2, 0.28-0.40: moulding 0.475-0.55.

Date: First century CE (lettering)

Findspot: Lepcis Magna: On the sea-shore West of the Forum Vetus, beside the remains of an early Imperial structure.
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Findspot


[--- C]ornut[---]
[---templu]m Neptun[i ---]



English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

[---] Cornutus (case unknown) [---templ?]e of Neptune [---]

Bibliography: Romanelli, 1925 134, whence AE 1926.162; IRT, 1952, 306, whence IRT, 2009, 306, whence EDH 025534; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections.


   Fig. 1. Ward-Perkins, 1948 (Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR 48.X.11)