WP 0005

Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0540. Fragmentary building? inscription

Description: Damaged block (w: 1.14 x h: 0.42 x d: 0.47) of grey limestone.
Text: Inscribed on one face.
Letters: Irregular capitals: from top of block; to bottom of line 1 (decapitated), 0.08; line 2, 0.13-0.20, to bottom of block, approx. 0.22.

Date: 35-36 CE (prosopography)

Findspot: Lepcis Magna: Forum Vetus, behind the Temple of Rome and Augustus, West of the Byzantine Waline
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Findspot


C(aius) R[u]bellius Ḅḷ[andus proco(n)s(ul) ---]
M(arcus) Etrilius Lupercus le[gatus pro praetore ---]



English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

Caius Rubellius Blandus [proconsul ---], Marcus Etrilius Lupercus [propraetorian legate ---]


C. Rubellius Blandus: PIR R 111, https://pir.bbaw.de/id/11481

M. Etrilius Lupercus: PIR E 0103; https://pir.bbaw.de/id/5617

Bibliography: Romanelli, 1940, VII:94, fig. 5; IRT, 1952, 540, whence Thomasson, 1996 80, IRT, 2009, 540, whence EDH 005252; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections.


   Fig. 1. Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR (Sopr. CLM 1091)