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Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0371. Fragmentary building? inscription under Antoninus Pius

Description: Four fragments of a panel of white marble.
Text: Inscribed within a tabella ansata (w: 0.53 x h: 0.48. top left-hand corner; w: 0.57 x h: 0.48, top right-hand corner, w: 0.88 x h: 0.22, bottom left-hand corner; w: 0.22 x h: 0.16, no edges surviving).
Letters: Lapidary capitals: line 1, 0.115; line 2, 0.075; line 3. 0.12; last line 0.085.

Date: CE 153: GODOT (internal date)

Findspot: Lepcis Magna: The three first were found in the Forum Vetus, in the Temple of Liber Pater; the findspot of the fourth is not recorded.
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Lepcis Museum.


Imp(eratore) Caes(are) [T(ito) Aelio] Hadr[iano Antoni]no Aug(usto) Pio po[nt(ifice) max(imo)]
[trib(unicia) p]ot(estate) XVI i[mp(eratore)] [II co(n)s(ule) II]II p(atre) p(atriae)
[---] Aug̣[---]
Calpurnia Q(uinti) f(ilia) [---]



English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

a. When emperor Caesar [Titus Aelius] Hadrian [Antoninus] Augustus Pius [was chief priest, holding tribunician] power for the sixteenth time, [acclaimed victor twice, consul] four times, father of the country,[---]

( b.) Calpurnia, daughter of Quintus [---]

Bibliography: Relazioni di Scavo 27.5.34; IRT, 1952, 371, whence IRT, 2009, 371, whence EDH 059295; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections.


   Fig. 1. Ward-Perkins, 1948 (Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR 48.X.24)