WP 0005

Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0605. Fragmentary honours?

Description: Column-drum (diam. w: 0.51 x h: 1.16, height incomplete) of cipollino.
Text: Inscribed on one face.
Letters: Second century CE lapidary capitals; 0.075.

Date: Second century CE (lettering)

Findspot: Lepcis Magna: Forum Vetus, in the exedra at the South East angle.
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Findspot


[---] Ạụg̣ [---]
Ṣentiuṣ Proximus
IIuir auguṛ refect[a]
et exornata aede
5 p(ecunia) s(ua) posuit



1: Possibly a deliberate erasure; the upper part ot the drum is mutilated.

English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

[---] Augustus (case unknown) [---] Sentius Proximus, duumvir, augur (priest), erected (scil. this) at his own expense, the shrine having been rebuilt and decorated.

Bibliography: IRT, 1952, 605, whence IRT, 2009, 605, whence EDH 059462; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections.


   Fig. 1. Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR (Sopr. CLM 909 bis)

   Fig. 2. Ward-Perkins, 1947 (Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR 47.XII.15)

   Fig. 3. Face: Tantillo (2005)