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Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0613. Fragment

Description: Upper right-hand corner of a block (w: 0.38 x h: 0.48 x d: 0.33) of grey limestone, possibly from an architrave.
Text: Inscribed on one face.
Letters: Lettering: line 1 (lapidary capitals), 0.065; remainder (Rustic capitals), line 2, 0.06; line 3, 0.055.

Date: Second century CE (lettering)

Findspot: Lepcis Magna: Regio V, Theatre, re-used in one of the piers of the West dressing room.
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Findspot


[---]ṛi ordo
[---]am decreuit
[--- honore conten]tus pecuniam rem-
[isit] ------



English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

[---] the city council [---] decreed [---] satisfied with the honour he remitted the expense [---]

Bibliography: IRT, 1952, 613, whence IRT, 2009, 613, whence EDH 059467; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections.


   Fig. 1. Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR (Sopr. DLM 1654 Leica)

   Fig. 2. Face: Tantillo (2005)