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Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0363. Dedication to Hadrian

Description: Four blocks (lengths, a) and b) together 2.00; c) 1.07; d) 0.62; each × h: 0.50 x d: 0.54) of grey limestone.
Text: Inscribed on one face.
Letters: Lapidary capitals: 0.09

Date: CE 128-138 (titulature, reign)

Findspot: Lepcis Magna: Regio IV, insula 1. From a monumental inscription in the building on the West corner
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: opposite the Chalcidicum.


[Imp(eratori) Caesari diui Trai]ani Parthici f(ilio) diui Nerụ[ae nep(oti) Traia]no [Hadria]no Aug(usto) [pont(ifici) max(imo)]
[trib(unicia) pot(estate) c. 1 - 2]II co(n)s(uli) III p(atri) p(atriae) Aẹṃilia Iou[ina in?] suo et p̣[ecunia? sua?]


[.......c. 1 - 2]IICOSIIIPPA..ILIAIOU[.....]SUOET.[.........]

2: Aemilia Iou[ina nomine] suo et p[atris . . . or P[ . . . Degrassi A., 1954

English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

[To emperor Caesar Traj]an son of [deified Traj]an victor in Parthia, [grandson] of deified Nerva, [holding tribunician power] for the [---] time, consul three times, father of the country; Aemilia Iou[ina on?] her own (scil. land?) and [with her own money---]


Line 2. pater patriae. From 128.

For the restoration see 314, lines 1- 2.

Bibliography: Blocks c and d: CIL VIII, suppl.4, 1916 22670; Degrassi A., 1954, ; IRT, 1952, 363, whence IRT, 2009, 363, whence EDH 059288; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections.


   Fig. 1. Blocks a and b: Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR (Sopr. DLM 1670 Leica)

   Fig. 2. Blocks b, c and d: Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR (Sopr. DLM 1619 Leica)