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Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0520. Building? inscription of Cn. Calpurnius Piso

Description: Inscription (w: 6.15 x h: 0.92), formerly of bronze letters.
Text: Bronze letters set in lead, initially in one line; the paving later adjusted to create two lines (see Di Vita-Évrard, art.cit)
Letters: 0.26-0.30.

Date: Between 5 B.C and 2 CE (prosopography)

Findspot: Lepcis Magna: Forum Vetus. Let into the grey limestone paving at the North angle of the Forum, immediately in front of the Temple of Hercules.
Original location: Findspot
Last recorded location: Findspot


Cn(aeus) Calpurnius Cn(aei) f(ilius) Piso
co(n)s(ul) pontufex proco(n)s(ul)



English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

Cnaeus Calpurnius Piso, son of Cnaeus, consul, pontifex (scil. priest), proconsul


Cnaeus Calpurnius Piso: PIR C 0287, https://pir.bbaw.de/id/3473

Bibliography: Aurigemma, 1940c, 20, fig. 11, whence AE 1948.9; IRT, 1952, 520, whence IRT, 2009, 520, whence EDH 019689; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections.Discussed Caputo, 1950a 166-7, whence AE 1951, page 30; Di Vita-Évrard, 1990 , whence AE 1991.1618.


   Fig. 1. Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR (Sopr. CLM 794)