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Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0345. Fragmentary dedication to Vespasian and Titus (?)

Description: block (w: 0.67 x h: 0.50 x d: 0.50) of grey limestone.
Text: Inscribed on one face.
Letters: First century lapidary capital: from top of block, line 1, 0.04-0.11; line 2, 0.145-0.29; line 3, 0.35-0.45; to bottom, 0.50.

Date: CE 71-79 (reign, lettering)

Findspot: Lepcis Magna: Forum Vetus, near the Baptistry.
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Findspot


[---] Aug(usto) pon[t(ifici) max(imo) ---]
[---]o Aug(usti) f[il(io) ---]



3: From the material and style of lettering, probably Vespasian and Titus.

English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

[---] the Lepcitanians [gave?---] to [---] Augustus, chief priest [---and] to [---] son of Augustus [---]

Bibliography: IRT, 1952, 345, whence IRT, 2009, 345, whence EDH 059277; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections.


   Fig. 1. Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR (Sopr. CLM 758)