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Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0379. Fragmentary dedication to Hadrian or Antoninus Pius

Description: Part of a marble panel, reconstructed from fragments (w: 0.45 x h: 0.45, upper and lower edges only).
Text: Inscribed on one face.
Letters: Second century CE capitals: 0.095.

Date: CE 117-161 (reign)

Findspot: Lepcis Magna: Cardo Maximus, near the Market.
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Lepcis Museum.


[Imp(eratori) Caes(ari) ---]o Hadria[no]
[--- m]armoribu[s ---]
[--- ob honorem] aedilitatis [---]



English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

[To Emperor Caesar ---] Hadrian [---] with marbles [---on account of the honour] of the aedilate [---]


Line 1. Hadrianus. Either Hadrian or Antoninus Pius.

Bibliography: Relazioni di Scavo 16.2.29; IRT, 1952, 379, whence IRT, 2009, 379, whence EDH 059302; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections.


   Fig. 1. Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR (Sopr. CLM 151)