Description: Moulded marble
0.68 x h:
1.19 x d:
0.55); the top has foot-shaped recesses for the attachment of a bronze statue.
Text: Inscribed on one face within a shallow recess (die, w: 0.44 x h: 0.45).
Letters: The lettering shows the influence of second century Rustic forms; 0.045; line 4, omicron 0.001.
Date: Probably second century (lettering)
Lepcis Magna: presumed to have come from
Regio V, the Serapeion;
presented to King George IV
together with one block of
342 and 693 and a
number of architectural fragments.
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Now forming part of an ornamental ruin at Virginia Water, Surrey, along with one block of 342 and 693.
Translation by: J. M. Reynolds
To Zeus, the Sun, the great Sarapis, and the gods who dwell in his temple; Publius Aurelius Dioscoros dedicated (scil. this).
Bibliography: Osann, 1822 231, whence CIG, Vol.III 4962; Hodder, 1903 50; transcribed by Arthur Evans, whence Tod, 1941 39; IRT, 1952, 310a, whence Vidman, SIRIS 799, PHI 189508 IRT, 2009, 310a; Chambers, 1955 50, mentioned Lane, 2012 74 Pugliese-Carratelli, 2003 3, whence AE 2003.1906, SEG 53.1171, whence PHI 323917 EDH 059260 Listed, Lane, 2004 Catalogue item 137; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections.