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Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0447. Fragmentary dedication? to ?Severan emperor

Description: Fragment from the upper right-hand corner of a marble panel (w: 0.34 x h: 0.47 x d: 0.085).
Text: Inscribed on one face.
Letters: Mannered Rustic capitals: 0.105.

Date: Perhaps Geta or Seuerus Alexander. (lettering)

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





English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

(Not usefully translatable)


Perhaps princeps iuventutis. The subject of the inscription, whose name has been erased, was probably Geta or perhaps Severus Alexander.

Bibliography: IRT, 1952, 447, whence IRT, 2009, 447, whence EDH 059350; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections.


   Fig. 1. Ward-Perkins, 1948 (Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR 48.XXIV.30)