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Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0356. Fragmentary building inscription under Trajan

Description: Upper right- hand corner of a marble panel (w: 0.73 x h: 0.095).
Text: Inscribed within a tabella ansata. The complete text was of three lines.
Letters: Lapidary capitals:0.045.

Date: 98-117 CE (reign)

Findspot: Lepcis Magna: Forum Vetus.
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Lepcis Museum.


[Imp(eratore) Caes(are) d]iui Neruae f(ilio) Nerua Traiano
[Aug(usto) ---]



English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

[When emperor Caesar] Nerva Trajan [Augustus], son of deified Nerva [---]

Bibliography: IRT, 1952, 356, whence IRT, 2009, 356, whence EDH 059283; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections.


   Fig. 1. Ward-Perkins, 1948 (Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR 48.XII.11)