WP 0005

Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0518. Fragmentary honours?

Description: Upper part of a marble base for a bronze statue with moulded panels on all four sides (w: 0.89 x h: 0.82 x d: 0.88). there is a scroll in relief on the right face, a pitcher in relief on the left face. 736 was later added on the reverse face;
Text: Inscribed within a moulded panel (die, w: 0.30 x h: 0.36).
Letters: Second to third century capitals: line 1, 0.07; remainder, 0.06.

Date: Second to third centuries (lettering)

Findspot: Lepcis Magna: Forum Vetus Basilica Vetus.
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Findspot


M(arco) [c. 3 - 4]io
Au[c. 7]RIS
ẠỤ[c. 4]O
[leg(ato) Au]g(usti) lẹ[gionis ---]


M[c. 3 - 4]IO

English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

To Marcus [c. 4]ius Au[c. 7]ris [--- legate] of the emperor in command of legion [---]

Bibliography: IRT, 1952, 518, whence IRT, 2009, 518; EDH (Bigi, 2014) 059409; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections.


   Fig. 1. Ward-Perkins, 1948 (Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR 48.XXII.29)

   Fig. 2. View: Tantillo, 2008 (P1060187)

   Fig. 3. Face: Tantillo, 2008 (P1060189)

   Fig. 4. Right face: Tantillo, 2008 (P1060190)

   Fig. 5. Left face: Tantillo, 2008 (P1060288)