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Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0588. Honours for L. Aemilius Quintus

Description: The right-hand face of 561. Moulded base of marble (w: 0.65 x h: 1.25 x d: 0.65).
Text: Line 1 inscribed on the upper moulding, line 2 ff. within a moulded panel (die, w: 0.30 x h: 0.52) from the centre of which a circular object has been erased. There are formal sprays at the end of lines 4 and 10.
Letters: Fourth century CE capitals: 0.03-0.05.

Date: 383-388 CE (prosopography)

Findspot: Lepcis Magna: , Forum Severianum, East Portico.
Original location: Findspot
Last recorded location: Findspot


( vac. ) Quintii fl(aminis) p(er)p(etui) ( vac. ) sac(erdotalis)
( vac. 1 line)
Ob meritum labo-
ris et legationis
perfectae ((palm))
5L(ucio) Aemilio Quinto fl(amini) p(er)p(etuo)
ordo splendidis-
simus ciuitatis
10dedit ((palm))



English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

In honour of Quintius, perpetual flamen (priest), priest. On account of the merit of his public service and of his successfully completed embassy, to Lucius Aemilius Quintus, perpetual flamen (priest), priest; the most splendid council of the city of the Lepcimagnensians gave (scil. this).

Italian translation

Translation source: Tantillo-Bigi, 2010

Quintus, flamine perpetuo, sacerdotale! Per il merito delle sue fatiche e dell’ambasceria portata a termine, a Lucius Aemilius Quintus, flamine perpetuo, sacerdotale, l’ordine splendidissimo della città di Leptis Magna, diede.

English translation

Translation source: LSA, 2012

(Statue of) Quintus, perpetual flamen and priest. On account of the merit of his labour and of the mission (legatio) completed, to Lucius Aemilius Quintus, perpetual flamen and priest. The most splendid council (ordo) of the city of Leptis Magna has given [this].

Bibliography: Bartoccini, 1950, 36, whence AE 1950.150; IRT, 1952, 588, whence IRT, 2009, 588; Tantillo-Bigi, 2010, 60, whence LSA, 2012, 2206 (Tantillo and Bigi), EDH (Bigi, 2014) 059433; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections..


   Fig. 1. Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR (Sopr. CLM 25)

   Fig. 2. View: Tantillo (2008)

   Fig. 3. Face: Tantillo (2005)

   Fig. 4. Top: Tantillo (2008)