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Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0370. Building inscription under Antoninus Pius

Description: Five blocks (lengths varying; h: 0.51 x d: 0.46) of grey limestone.
Text: Inscribed on one face.
Letters: Lapidary capitals: 0.11.

Date: CE 153: GODOT (internal date)

Findspot: Lepcis Magna: Four found in the Forum Vetus, in the portico at the West angle, near the Temple of Liber Pater, the fifth in the Harbour area, on the steps by the Temple of Jupiter Dolichenus.
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Findspot


Imp(eratore) Caes(are) T(ito) A[elio Hadriano] Antonino Aug(usto) Pio pont(ifice) max(imo) trib(unicia) pot(estate) XVI imp(eratore) II co(n)s(ule) IIII p(atre) p(atriae)
tem[plum c. 5] Aug(usti) Calpurnia Honesta sua pecunia fecit



English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

When emperor Caesar Titus A[elius Hadrian] Antoninus Augustus Pius was chief priest, holding tribunician power for the sixteenth time, acclaimed victor twice, consul four times, father of the country, Calpurnia Honesta built at her own expense a temple [of---] Augustus.

Bibliography: Cagnat and Merlin, 1923, I c) (one block only); IRT, 1952, 370, whence IRT, 2009, 370, whence EDH 059294; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections.


   Fig. 1. Block a: Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR (BSR 49.IX.7)

   Fig. 2. Block a: Tantillo (2005)

   Fig. 3. Block b: Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR (BSR 49.IX.8)

   Fig. 4. Block b: Tantillo (2005)

   Fig. 5. Block c: Tantillo (2005)

   Fig. 6. Block d: Tantillo (2005)

   Fig. 7. b-d assembled: Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR (BSR 49.IX.7-13)