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Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0462. Dedication to Constantius I and Galerius

Description: Rectangular base (w: 1.0 x h: 0.74 x d: 0.50) of brown limestone.
Text: Inscribed on one face within a moulded panel (die, w: 1.43 x h: 0.47). Uniform with 469.
Letters: Fourth century CE capitals: lines 1-2, 0.06-0.07, lines 4-5 0.05-0.06.

Date: 1 May 305-25 July 306 (reign)

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


Fortissimis et inuictissimis imperatoribus
dd(ominis) nn(ostris) M(arco) Flauio Ualerio Constantio P(io) F(elici) inuicto Aug(usto) et
⟦ [C(aio) Galerio Ua]ḷerio Maximia[no Pio Felici inui]cto [Aug(usto)]⟧
Lepcitani deuoti numini maiestatique eorum
5( vac. 15) publice ( vac. 20)


5                              PUBLICE                                        

2: Maximiano IRT, 1952; inuicto IRT, 1952

English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

To the bravest and wholly unconquered emperors, our Lords Marcus Flavius Valerius Constantius, Pius, Felix, unconquered Augustus, and [Caius Galerius Va]lerius Max[imianus Pius, Felix, unconquered Augustus] (erased from Caius); the Lepcitanians, devoted to their divine power and majesty (scil. set this up) publicly.

Italian translation

Translation source: Tantillo-Bigi, 2010

Ai fortissimi e invittissimi imperatori, nostri signori, Marco Flavio Valerio Costanzo Pio Felice invitto Augusto e Gaio Galerio Valerio Massimiano Pio Felice invitto Augusto, i Leptitani, devoti al loro nume e alla loro maestà, a spese pubbliche.

English translation

Translation source: LSA, 2012

To the most powerful and most unconquered emperors, our lords Marcus Flavius Valerius Constantius, pious, fortunate, unconquered Augustus, and Gaius Galerius Valerius Maximianus, pious, fortunate, unconquered Augustus; the people of Lepcis (Lepcitani), devoted to their divine spirit and majesty, [set this up] with public funds.

Bibliography: IRT, 1952, 462, whence IRT, 2009, 462; Tantillo-Bigi, 2010, 3, LSA, 2012, 2149 (Tantillo and Bigi), EDH (Bigi, 2014) 059362; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections.


   Fig. 1. Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR (Sopr. CLM 86)

   Fig. 2. Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR (Sopr. CLM 849)

   Fig. 3. Front face: Tantillo (2003)

   Fig. 4. Face, drawing: Bigi (2009)

   Fig. 5. Front and top: Tantillo, 2008 (P1050652)

   Fig. 6. Rear face: Tantillo (2008)

   Fig. 7. Right face: Tantillo (2008)