WP 0005

Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0525. Fragment of testamentary honours?

Description: The right part of a marble panel (w: 0.43 x h: 0.28 x d: 0.05).
Text: Inscribed on one face.
Letters: Rustic capitals: 0.04.

Date: Second to early third centuries CE (lettering)

Findspot: Lepcis Magna: Forum Vetus, beside the Curia.
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Findspot


[c. 4] Asclae ex testamento
[---]riae Sextillae matris
[---]-ius Crispus c(larissimus) i(uuenis) patruo ra-
[riss]iṃo ex dec(reto) spl(endidissimi) ord(inis) posuit



English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

To [c. 4] Ascla in accordance with the will of [c. 4]ria Sextilla his mother; [c. 4]ius Crispus, splendid youth (of senatorial status), to a very rare uncle, in accordance with a decree of the most splendid city council.

Bibliography: IRT, 1952, 525, whence IRT, 2009, 525, whence EDH 059413; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections.


   Fig. 1. Ward-Perkins, 1948 (Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR 48.XXIII.6)