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Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0381. Dedication to Lucius Verus

Description: Rectangular base broken at the right-hand side (w: 0.85 x h: 0.48 x d: 0.86) of coarse grey limestone.
Text: Inscribed on one face within a moulded panel (die, w: 0.64 x h: 0.32
Letters: Irregular capitals with some Rustic forms: line 1, 0.085; line 2-3, 0.07.

Date: CE 161 (titulature)

Findspot: Lepcis Magna: Regio III, ins.1, beside the Decumanus maximus, near 308.
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Findspot


L(ucio) Aelio Caesaris
Antonini Aug(usti) filio co(n)s(uli) I[I]
Lepticani publice



2: Jan.161; the superscript bar shows that one figure is missing. The inscription must have been cut before the death of Antoninus Pius (7 March 161).

English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

To Lucius Aelius son of Caesar Antoninus Augustus, consul for the [second] time; the Lepcitanians publicly.

Bibliography: IRT, 1952, 381, whence IRT, 2009, 381, whence EDH 059304; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections.


   Fig. 1. Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR

   Fig. 2. Ward-Perkins, 1948 (Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR 48.XIV.13)