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Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0355. Fragmentary dedication to Trajan

Description: Right- hand side of a marble panel (w: 0.60 x h: 0.83, left part and upper edge missing).
Text: Inscribed within a moulded tabella ansata (die, height 0.75)
Letters: Lapidary capitals: line 1, 0.10; line 2- 5, 0.085; line 6-7 0.055.

Date: CE 102-117 (titulature)

Findspot: Lepcis Magna: Found in the Forum Vetus, in the Temple of Liber Pater.
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Lepcis Museum


[Imp(eratori) Caesari diui Ner]uae f(ilio)
[Neruae Traiano Aug(usto)] Ger(manico)
[Dacic(o) pont(ifici) max(imo) trib(unicia)] pot(estate)
[c. 1 - 4 imp(eratori) c. 1 - 4 co(n)s(uli) c. 1 - 4 p(atri)] p(atriae)
5 [---]iae
[--- Lepcis M]agn(ae)
[--- posue]runt


[c. 1 - 4...c. 1 - 4...c. 1 - 4.]P

English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

[To Emperor Caesar Nerva Trajan Augustus] Germanicus [Dacicus], son of [deified] Nerva, [chief priest, in the ? year of tribunician] power, [acclaimed victor ? times, consul ? times father of the] country [---the people of Lepcis] Magna [---] set [this up]


Line 3: Dacico: From 102. The length of the line requires the restoration of this title.

Bibliography: Relazioni di Scavo 27.5.34; IRT, 1952, 355, whence IRT, 2009, 355, whence EDH 059282; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections.


   Fig. 1. Ward-Perkins, 1947 (Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR 47.XII.14)