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Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0372. Fragmentary building inscription under Antoninus Pius

Description: Part of a panel of cream marble (surviving width, w: 0.86 x h: 0.57 x d: 0.01).
Text: Inscribed within a moulded border.
Letters: Lapidary capitals: line 1-3, 0.07; line 4, 0.055.

Date: CE 157: GODOT (internal date)

Findspot: Lepcis Magna: Regio V, Theatre.
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Findspot


[Imp(eratore) C]aes(are) T(ito) Aelio Hadria[no] Ant[onino]
[Aug(usto) Pio] pont(ifice) max(imo) trib(unicia) pot(estate) XX imp(eratore) II co(n)s(ule) III[I p(atre) p(atriae)]
[---]ae theatri p̣ẹcụnia pub[lica ---]
[---] marmoribu[s ---]



English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

[When Emperor] Caesar Titus Aelius Hadrian Antoninus [Augustus Pius] was chief priest, holding tribunician power for the twentieth time, acclaimed victor twice, consul [four times, father of the country], [---] of the theatre with public money [---] with marbles [---]

Bibliography: IRT, 1952, 372, whence Thomasson, 1996 76d IRT, 2009, 372, whence EDH 030817; discussed Guey, 1951b , whence AE 1952.177.a; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections.


   Fig. 1. Ward-Perkins, 1948 (Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR 48.XIII.34)

   Fig. 2. Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR (Sopr. DLM 1666)