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Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0486. Fragmentary dedication?

Description: Lower part of a block (height and depth incomplete: w: 1.26 x h: 0.255 x d: 0.26) of grey limestone.
Text: Inscribed on one face.
Letters: Lapidary capitals (decapitated): 0.17; to bottom of block, 0.14.

Date: First to third centuries CE (lettering)

Findspot: Lepcis Magna: Perhaps to be identified with CIL VIII, 22669, described in 1694 as 'sur le bord de la mer'.
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Lepcis Museum.


Imp(erator)- Ca[es(ar)]- [---]



1: The letters CA are followed by a gap, which may be due to wear, but conveys the impression that the text was left unfinished.

English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

Emperor Caesar (case unknown)[---]

Bibliography: IRT, 1952, 486, whence IRT, 2009, 486, whence EDH 059379; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections.


   Fig. 1. Above, 486; below 828: Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR (Sopr. DLM 1613 Leica)

   Fig. 2. Above, 486; below 828: Ward-Perkins, 1948 (Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR 48.XXX.18)

   Fig. 3. Above, 486; below 828: Ward-Perkins, 1948 (Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR 48.XIV.32)