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Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0531. Honours for G. Gauius Macer

Description: Monumental base of grey limestone masonry.
Text: Inscribed on one long side within a moulded tabella ansata (die, w: 0.55 x h: 0.32).
Letters: Lapidary capitals: 0.06.

Date: First century CE (context, lettering)

Findspot: Lepcis Magna: Decumanus maximus; South West angle of Regio III, insula 8, beside the main street. The lay-out of this insula, probably Julio-Claudian, conforms to the site of, and is presumably later than, the monument.
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Findspot


G(aio) Gauio Macro
leg(ato) pro pr(aetore) III
Lepcitani publice



English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

To Caius Gavius Macer, propraetorian legate for a third year, the Lepcitanians (scil. set this up) publicly.


Gavius Macer: RE 15 Gavius 17a, https://pir.bbaw.de/id/6607

Bibliography: IRT, 1952, 531, whence Thomasson, 1996 7, IRT, 2009, 531, whence EDH 030946; Laronde, 2005 xxx, whence AE 2005.1662; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections.


   Fig. 1. Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR (Sopr. CLM 578)

   Fig. 2. Face: Tantillo (n.d.)