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Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0382. Fragmentary dedication to Commodus

Description: Five fragments making up two adjacent fragments from a panel of cream marble (width incomplete, minimum w: 0.19 x h: 0.22 x d: 0.30).
Text: Inscribed on one face.
Letters: Lapidary capitals: line 1, 0.14; line 2, 0.09.

Date: CE 175-192: GODOT (reign, titulature)

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


[Imp(eratori) Caes(ari) L(ucio)] Aeḷio A[urelio Commodo Aug(usto)]
[Pio Germ(anico)] Saṛ(matico) [p]on[tifici maximo ---]



English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

[ To emperor Caesar Lucius] Aelius A[urelius Commodus Augustus Pius, victor in Germany,] victor in Sarmatia, [chief] priest [---]

Bibliography: IRT, 1952, 382, whence IRT, 2009, 382, whence EDH 059305; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections.


   Fig. 1. Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR (Sopr. DLM 1672 Leica)