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Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0337. Dedication to Claudius

Description: Low moulded base (w: 0.70 x h: 0.50 x d: 0.50) of grey limestone, one of a series of five uniform bases; see also 326, 327, 333, 340.
Text: Inscribed on one face.
Letters: Irregular capitals: line 1 and 3, 0.045; line 2, 0.05; line 4, 0.035.

Date: CE 45: GODOT (internal date)

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


Ti(berio) Claudio Caesari Aug(usto)
Germanico pont(ifici)
max(imo) trib(unicia) pot(estate) V imp(eratori) XI p(atri) p(atriae)
co(n)s(uli) desig(nato) IIII



English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

To Tiberius Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus, chief priest, holding tribunician power for the fifth time, acclaimed victor eleven times, father of the country, designated consul for the fourth time.


Line 3. trib. pot. V - 25 Jan. 45 - 24 Jan. 46.

Bibliography: Aurigemma, 1940c, 33ff., fig. 18, whence AE 1948.15; IRT, 1952, 337, whence IRT, 2009, 337, whence EDH 019707; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections.


   Fig. 1. From left: 337, 326: Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR (Sopr. CLM 1090)

   Fig. 2. Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR (Sopr. CLM 1089)