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Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0449. Dedication to Julia Mamaea

Description: Two fragments of a marble panel (w: 0.35 x h: 0.40 x d: 0.06, no edges surviving).
Text: Inscribed on one face.
Letters: Mannered Rustic capitals: 0.10.

Date: CE 222-235 (reign)

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


[Iuliae] Mamaea[e Aug(ustae)]
[matri Au]g(usti) no[stri]
[et senatu]s et cas[trorum]
5[c. 9]C̣ patro[nae ---]



3: Another line containing the titles of Severus Alexander, following line 3. Degrassi A., 1954; : on the surviving fragment of line 3 there are traces of a line below, quite illegible. Degrassi may be right in his explanation of these; or they may be part of the missing words of line 4. Reynolds, 1955
5: ciuitatis patronae Degrassi A., 1954; : the stone was re-examined: the letter before PATRO is unlikely to be S, which should have left traces of its lower curve, but may be C. Reynolds, 1955

English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

[---] to Julia Mamaea [Augusta, mother] of our Augustus and of the [Senate] and of the camps [---] patroness [---].

Bibliography: IRT, 1952, 449, Degrassi A., 1954 , Reynolds, 1955 , whence IRT, 2009, 449, whence EDH 059352; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections.


   Fig. 1. From left: 449, 500Ward-Perkins, 1948 (Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR 48.XXII.14)