WP 0005

Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0308. Title and dedication for an image of Augusta Salutaris

Description: panel (w: 4.56 x h: 0.69 x d: 0.25) and fragment from the left end of similar panel (w: 1.24 x h: 0.65 x d: 0.27), both of grey limestone, inscribed within a moulded border (die of complete panel, w: 4.35 x h: 0.48). The first letter of line 2 of the fragment is set 0.98 from the border, as against 0.11 on the complete panel, but in all other respects they seem to have been identical.
Text: Inscribed on the surviving faces.
Letters: Lapidary capitals: line 1, 0.25: line 2, 0.16.

Date: CE 30 (prosopography)

Findspot: Lepcis Magna: Decumanus maximus. Both found beside the base of a formal arch, which spans the street between Regio II, insula 1 and Regio III, ins 1.
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Findspot


Augusta Salutaris
C(aius) Uibius Marsus proco(n)[s(ul) I]II dedicauit



2: III The superscript bar shows that a figure is lost.

English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

Augusta Salutaris. Caius Vibius Marsus, proconsul for the third year dedicated (scil. this).


C. Vibius Marsus: PIR V 0388; https://pir.bbaw.de/id/14378

Bibliography: IRT, 1952, 308, whence Thomasson, 1996 24c, Benseddik, 2010 61, IRT, 2009, 308, whence EDH 025359; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections.


   Fig. 1. Ward-Perkins, 1946 (Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR 46.XXI.28)

   Fig. 2. Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR (Sopr. CLM 817)