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Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0585. Fragmentary votive? text

Description: Worn fragment from the bottom left-hand corner of a marble panel (w: 0.24 x h: 0.15 x d: 0.04).
Text: Inscribed on one face.
Letters: Capitals, probably third century CE: line 1, 1-2, 0.035; line 3, 0.015.

Date: Probably third century CE (lettering)

Findspot: Lepcis Magna: Forum Vetus.
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Lepcis Museum.


-cianus ((stop)) mil(es) ((stop)) c[ohortis] [I] Syr(orum) [sagit-]
tari(orum) <et> Ualeri P[---]
( vac. ) uot(um) [soluit ---]


CIANUS MIL C[........]SYR[.....-]

English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

[---]cianus soldier of cohort [---] of Valerius P[---] paid his vow.

English translation

Translation by: Charlotte Roueché

. . . -]cianus soldier of cohort [?I of Syrian ? or Hammian] archers, (and) Valerius P[- . . . paid their] vow.


Lines 1-2: or c[oh(ortis) II Ham(iorum)] Le Bohec.

Bibliography: IRT, 1952, 585, whence IRT, 2009, 585, whence EDH 059446: Le Bohec, 1989 84, whence AE 1992.1759; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections.


   Fig. 1. From left: 493, 585; Ward-Perkins, 1948 (Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR 48.X.33)

   Fig. 2. Ward-Perkins, 1948 (Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR 48.XII.12)