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Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0340. Dedication to Messallina

Description: Low moulded base (w: 0.66 x h: 0.49 x d: 0.68) of grey limestone; one of a series of five uniform bases; see also 326, 327, 333 , 337. Dated by 337 in 45-46.
Text: Inscribed on one face.
Letters: Lettering only in part legible.

Date: CE 45-46 (see 337)

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


Cae[sa]ris [Au]g(usti)⟧



English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

To Messallina wife of Caesar Augustus.


Erased after damnatio in 48 CE.

Bibliography: Aurigemma, 1940c, 34ff., fig. l9, whence AE 1948.16; IRT, 1952, 340, whence IRT, 2009, 340, whence EDH 019710; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections.


   Fig. 1. Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR (Sopr. CLM 1092)