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Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0348. Fragmentary dedication to Domitian

Description: Three blocks (lengths varying w: 0.52 x h: 0.55), of compact grey limestone, inscribed on one face with a monumental inscription, moulded at the lower edge. There are sockets for 14 cm. timbers along the back of the upper face. a) 0.82 long b) 0.92 long: c) 1.108 long
Text: Inscribed on one face.
Letters: Lapidary capitals: from top of block, line 1, 0.075-0.235; line 2, 0.25-0.39, moulding, 0.405-0.52.

Date: CE 93-94: GODOT (titulature)

Findspot: Lepcis Magna: Forum Vetus, from the architrave of the Flavian Temple, south of the Curia.
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Findspot


[---]i Uespas[ian ---]
[---]diae Piae I[---]
[---] Uespasi[an ---]
[---]re sufeta [---]
[--- trib(unicia) pot(estate)] XIII imp(erator)- XX[II] [---]
[---] (sesterti)- LXXX Q[---]


[---] 𐆘 LXXXQ[---]

English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

a.[---] of [---] Vespasian [---] of [---]-dia Pia[---]

b.[---] Vesapsian (case unknown)[---]ris sufete ( both in the ablative case)

c.[---holding tribunician power for the] thirteeth time, acclaimed victor twenty-[two times---] 80.000 sesterces [---]

Bibliography: Romanelli, 1925, 130 , whence AE 1926.161 ; IRT, 1952, 348, whence IRT, 2009, 348, whence EDH 025531; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections.


   Fig. 1. Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR (Sopr. DLM 243 Lastre)

   Fig. 2. Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR (Sopr. DLM 244 Lastre)