0.855 x h:
2.36 x d:
0.30) of fine- grained grey limestone, one of four which stood in pairs on shallow moulded plinths in the Forum Vetus.
Fragments of one of the other stelae, with an identical text, and of two plinths, are preserved.
Text: Inscribed on the face in letters of bronze, since removed, within a moulded panel
0.67 x h:
Letters: Capitals: 0.065-0.05. Four lines of Neo-Punic follow the Latin text (Neo-Punic 31: see commentary below).
Date: CE 53: GODOT (titulature)
Forum Vetus, in front of the Temple of Rome and Augustus.
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location:
Ti(berio) Claudio ii
Drusi f(ilio) Cae-
sari Aug(usto) Ger-
5[tif(ici)] max(imo) trib(unicia)
imp(eratori) XVII co(n)s(uli)
V cens(ori) p(atri) p(atriae)
M(arcus) Pompeius Silua-
10nus co(n)s(ul) XVuir s(acris) f(aciundis)
Q(uinto) Cassio Grato pr(aetore)
proco(n)s(ule) Cretae et
pro pr(aetore) Africae
C(aius) Annonis f(ilius) nomi-
ne [C(ai)] Annonis f(ilii) n(epotis)
sui columnas cum
20superficie et forum
d(e) s(ua) p(ecunia) d(edit)
Macri f(ilius) Commodus
25tus f(aciendum) c(urauit)
gᶜy bn ḥnᵓ lmbšm gᶜy bn bnm mᶜqr t ᶜmdm
wthmᶜqᵓm ygn wt hmḥz rbd lmbmlktm btm bᶜlytn
qmdᵓ ᵓš ᶜlᵓ bbn mᵓt mᶜqr bn gᶜy bktbt dbrᵓ
hbt š gᶜy bn ḥnᵓ kᶜs lpᶜl wḥtm
Translation by: J. M. Reynolds
i. To Tiberius Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus, son of Drusus, chief priest, holding tribunician power for the thirteenth
time, acclaimed victor seventeen times, consul five times, censor, father of the country; Marcus Pompeius Silvanus, consul,
member of the committee of fifteen for sacred affairs (at Rome), proconsul, patron, dedicated (scil. this), Quintus Cassius Gratus praetor, proconsul of Crete and Cyrene, being his legate
with pro praetorian authority in Africa; Caius son of Anno, in the name of Caius, son of Anno, his grandson, gave the columns
with what is above them and the forum from his own funds. Balitho Commodus, son of Anno Macer, by adoption in his will, saw
to it that the work was carried out.
Translation by: Caroline Barron
ii. Caius, son of Anno, in the name of Caius, son of his son Macer (= grandson), recovered the pillars and that which covers
them and he laid out the forum, according to their work, at his own expense. Baliton Commodus, who entered as a son/with the
sons of Macer, son of Caius, through a written document concerning the affairs of the household of Caius, son of Anno, had
it made and completed it.
Bibliography: Aurigemma, 1940c , 35ff., figs. 20, 21 and 22, whence AE 1948.17; IRT, 1952, 338, whence IRT, 2009, 338, whence EDH 019713; Laronde, 2005 , whence AE 2005.1662. Levi Della Vida, 1949 404-406; Février, 1952 143-145; Levi Della Vida, 1987 26, whence Jongeling, 2008 Labdah N18; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections.
Images Fig. 1
. Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR (Sopr. CLM 728)