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Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0375. Fragmentary building inscription under Antoninus Pius

Description: Part af a marble panel reconstructed from fragments (w: 1.10 x h: 0.585 x d: 0.03, top and bottom edges survive).
Text: Inscribed on one face.
Letters: Lapidary capitals: line 1, 0.145; line 2-3, 0.135

Date: CE 138-161 (reign)

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


[Imp(eratore) Caes(are) T(ito) Aelio Hadriano Antonino] Aug(usto) Pio pont(ifice) m[ax(imo) ---]
[---] augur(is) IIuirị pṛ[---]
[---]V sua pec(unia) marm[oribus ---]



English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

[When emperor Caesar Titus Aelius Hadrian Antoninus] Augustus Pius was [chief] priest, [---holding] tribunician [power for the ? time--- (Name of a Lepcitanian in the genitive case)] augur duovir pr[aefectus?---] at his own expense [--- with marbles ---]

Bibliography: IRT, 1952, 375, whence IRT, 2009, 375, whence EDH 059298; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections.


   Fig. 1. Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR (Sopr. DLM 1668)