WP 0005

Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0320. Dedication to Augustus

Description: Rectangular base (w: 0.785 x h: 0.39 x d: 0.465) of grey limestone, with four sockets on the upper surface.
Text: Inscribed on one face within a moulded panel (die, w: 0.63 x h: 0.24). Uniform with 328.
Letters: Irregular capitals: 0.045- 0.035

Date: 3 BCE: GODOT and GODOT (internal date)

Findspot: Lepcis Magna: Regio V, Theatre, in the vaults below the stage.
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Findspot


Imp(eratori) Caesari Diui f(ilio) Aug(usto)
pont(ifici) max(imo) co(n)s(uli) desig(nato) XIII
tribunicia po[t]estate XXI
Fuluii Lepc[itani c]ọṇs[er]ụạtori



English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

To Emperor Caesar Augustus, son of the deified (scil. Caesar), chief priest, designated consul for the thirteenth time, holding tribunician power for the twenty-first; the Fulvii of Lepcis (scil. set this up) to their saviour.

Bibliography: IRT, 1952, 319, whence IRT, 2009, 320, whence EDH 059266; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections.


   Fig. 1. Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR (Sopr. DLM 1624 Leica)

   Fig. 2. Face: Tantillo (2006)