WP 0005

Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0423. Dedication to Caracalla

Description: Two marble balustrade blocks, re-used to form a base (w: 1.13 x h: 0.65 x d: 0.79). Probably uniform with 393 in the Hadrianic Baths. Later erased and re-used for 283, q.v.
Text: Inscribed on one face, with moulding below.
Letters: Rustic capitals: 0.04-0.05.

Date: CE 202: GODOT, GODOT (internal date)

Findspot: Lepcis Magna: , Forum Severianum.
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Findspot


⟦Imp(eratori) Caes(ari) M(arco) [Aurel]io Antonino Pio
Aug(usto) Seueri Aug(usti) fil(io) trib(unicia) potest(ate) V
proco(n)s(uli) co(n)s(uli)
Lepcitani Septimiani publ(ice)
5ob eximiam ac diuinam in se indulgentiam ⟧



English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

(All erased.) To emperor Caesar Marcus [Aurelius] Antoninus Pius Augustus, son of Severus Augustus, holding tribunician power for the fifth time, proconsul, consul; the Septimian Lepcitanians, publicly, an account of his outstanding and godlike indulgence to them.

Bibliography: IRT, 1952, 423, whence IRT, 2009, 423, whence EDH (Bigi, 2014) 059330; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections..


   Fig. 1. Ward-Perkins, 1951 (Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR 51.VII.45)

   Fig. 2. Ward-Perkins, 1951 (Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR 51.VI.6)

   Fig. 3. Monument, showing 283 over 423: Tantillo (2003)

   Fig. 4. Face, showing 283 over 423: Tantillo (2008)

   Fig. 5. Monument, upper part: Tantillo (2008)

   Fig. 6. Monument, side: Tantillo (2008)

   Fig. 7. Monument, back: Tantillo (2008)