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Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0309. Dedication to Sarapis

Description: Altar (w: 0.34 x h: 0.77 x d: 0.32) of yellow-brown limestone.
Text: Inscribed on one face.
Letters: Rustic capitals: 0.04-0.05.

Date: Second to third centuries CE (lettering, context)

Findspot: Lepcis Magna: , Forum Severianum, East Portico, near the second taberna to the North of the main entrance to the Basilica.
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Findspot


Deo inuicto
( vac. ) Sarapidi ( vac. )
Maro Aug(usti) lib(ertus)
( vac. ) comm(entariensis) ( vac. )
5donum posuit



English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

To the unconquered god Sarapis. Maro, freedman of Augustus and clerk, set up his gift.

Bibliography: Reynolds, 1951 ; IRT, 1952, 309, whence IRT, 2009, 309; Di Vita-Évrard, 2003 16, 285, whence AE 2003.1919 EDH 045501; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections.


   Fig. 1. Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR (Sopr. CLM 944)