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Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0555. Fragmentary honours?

Description: Fragment from the lower part of a white marble panel (w: 0.30 x h: 0.21 x d: 0.015).
Text: Inscribed on one face.
Letters: Rustic capitals: 0.05.

Date: CE 175-180 (titulature)

Findspot: Lepcis Magna: Regio II, Hadrianic Baths
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Lepcis Museum.


[--- pr]ouinc(iae) Af[ricae ---]
[--- candi]daṭo imp(eratoris) Caes(aris) M(arci) Aureli Antonini Aug(usti) [...]
[--- Part]hic(i) max(imi) Germ(anici) Sa[rm(atici) ---]



English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

[---] of the province of Africa [---], candidate of emperor Caesar Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus [---], greatest victor in Parthia, victor in Germany, victor in Sarmatia [---]


Line 3. M. Aurelius Antoninus: Sarmaticus in 175; for the retention of the title Parthicus maximus at this date see ILS 1100.

Bibliography: IRT, 1952, 555, whence IRT, 2009, 555, whence EDH 059428; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections.


   Fig. 1. Ward-Perkins, 1948 (Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR 48.XII.7)

   Fig. 2. From left: above, IRT 754b, IRT 586, IRT 762 below, IRT 581.d, IRT 555: Ward-Perkins, 1948 (Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR 48.XXIV.9)