WP 0005

Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0328. Dedication to Gaius Caesar

Description: base of grey limestone (w: 0.77 x h: 0.39 x d: 0.44) formerly moulded top and bottom but later mutilated. The whole inscribed surface is badly abraded. Uniform with 320 and thus dated to 3 B.C..
Text: Inscribed on one face
Letters: Irregular capitals: 0.04.

Date: 3 B.C. (see 320)

Findspot: Lepcis Magna: Forum Vetus, loose in the Temple of Rome and Augustus.
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Findspot


C(aio) [Cae]s[a]ri Augusti f(ilio) co(n)s(uli)
[d]ẹṣ[ig(nato) p]oṇt(ifici) princi[pi iu]uentutiṣ
Fuluii Lepc[i]t[a]n[i d(ono) d(ederunt)]



English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

To Caius Caesar, son of Augustus, designated consul, pontifex (priest), chief of the youth; the Fulvii of Lepcis gave this as a gift.

Bibliography: IRT, 1952, 328, whence IRT, 2009, 328, whence EDH 059270; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections.


   Fig. 1. Ward-Perkins, 1947 (Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR 47.XVII.22)