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Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0590ef. Building inscriptions for benches

Description: Two similar market-benches of grey limestone, roughly uniform with one another and with IRT 590ad, IRT 590g, IRT 590h, IRT 590i, (av. w: 1.90 x h: 0.20 x d: 0.52).
Text: Inscribed on the front edge within a moulded border (die, w: 1.65 x h: 0.05).
Letters: Irregular first century CE capitals: 0.045.

Date: First century CE (lettering)

Findspot: Lepcis Magna: Regio V, Market. One of them was found re-used as a step in the main entrance to the Turkish hospital in Homs (Aurigemma, loc. cit.).
Original location: Between the columns of the octagonal limestone building
Last recorded location: Replaced in position.


Aediles s(ua) p(ecunia) d(ono) d(ederunt)



English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

The aediles gave (scil. this) at their own expense.

Bibliography: Aurigemma, 1939, 91; Degrassi N., 1945 11-12; IRT, 1952, 590.e-f, whence IRT, 2009, 590.e-f, whence EDH 065315


None available (2021).