WP 0005

Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0329. Dedication to Tiberius

Description: Rectangular base (w: 0.61 x h: 0.17 x d: 0.53) of grey limestone, inscribed on one face; uniform with 325.
Text: Inscribed on one face.
Letters: Irregular capitals: 0.04-0.045.

Date: Perhaps CE 14 (titulature)

Findspot: Lepcis Magna: Regio III, Chalcidicum, in front of the central shrine.
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Findspot


Imp(eratori) Caesari Aug(u)sti f(ilio)
Aug(usto) p(atri) p(atriae) pont(ifici) max(imo)



English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

To Emperor Caesar Augustus, son of Augustus, father of the country, chief priest (at Rome).


Line 1. See also ILS 151. Tiberius never accepted the praenomen Imperator or the title pater patriae. The inscription was perhaps cut immediately after the death of Augustus, before his deification and before the proper titles of the new emperor were known.

Bibliography: IRT, 1952, 329, whence IRT, 2009, 329, whence EDH 059271; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections.


   Fig. 1. Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR (Sopr. CLM 633)