WP 0005

Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0553. Fragment

Description: block (w: 0.64 x h: 051) of compact grey limestone.
Text: Inscribed on one face.
Letters: Lapidary capitals; from the top of block; line 1.0.015-0.08; line 2, 0.11-0.18; line 3, 0.21-0.28; to bottom, 0.51.

Date: First to second century CE (lettering)

Findspot: Lepcis Magna: Forum Vetus, built into the outer North East face of the apse of Church II.
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Findspot


[--- adlectus] inter tribu[nicios ---]
[---] ciuium suor[um ---]
[--- pecunia s]ua posuit



2: ciuium suor : amator ciuium suorum : probably amator ciuium suorum, see 567, 603.

English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

[---promoted] to be of tribunician status [---], of his fellow-citizens [---] he set this up at his own [expense].

Bibliography: Bartoccini, 1931, 42; IRT, 1952, 553, whence IRT, 2009, 553, whence EDH 059426; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections.


   Fig. 1. Ward-Perkins, 1948 (Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR 48.XIV.16)