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Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0592. Fragmentary honours? for Cornelius Amicus

Description: Right-hand part of a block (w: 1.05 x h: 0.54 x d: 0.40) of grey limestone.
Text: Inscribed on one face within a moulded panel (die,w: 0.76 x h: 0.29, height incomplete).
Letters: Rustic capitals: line 1, 0.07; line 2-3, 0.05.

Date: Second to early third centuries CE (lettering)

Findspot: Lepcis Magna: Regio V, Theatre; found near the rear Portico, built into the North wall.
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Now standing on the North wall of the Portico behind the theatre.


[---] Cornelio Amico
[---] flam(ini) pont(ifici)
[--- Corn]elius Geta fratri pos(uit) p(ermissu) s(plendidissimi) o(rdinis)



English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

To [---] Cornelius Amicus [---] flamen (priest), pontifex (priest); Cornelius Geta set this up to his brother, with the permission of the most splendid city council.


Line 1. Cornelius Amicus. Perhaps also in 594, line 3.

Bibliography: IRT, 1952, 592, whence IRT, 2009, 592, whence EDH 059451; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections.


   Fig. 1. Face: Ward-Perkins, 1948 (Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR 48.XXI.11)

   Fig. 2. Face: Tantillo (n.d.)