WP 0005

Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0616. Fragments

Description: Three blocks of compact grey limestone, possibly from the same inscription. a) w: 0.77 x h: 0.50 x d: 0.53. b) and c) Two adjacent blocks: b) w: 0.70 x h: 0.49 x d: 0.51; c) w: 0.84 x h: 0.50 x d: 0.54
Text: Inscribed on one face.
Letters: a) Lapidary capitals: from top of block, line 1, 0.09-0.19; to bottom, 0.50.b) Lapidary capitals 0.11; c) Lapidary capitals: from top of block, line 1, 0.15-0.26; to bottom, 0.50.

Date: First to second centuries CE (lettering)

Findspot: Lepcis Magna: on the sea-shore, west of the Temple of Neptune.
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: a) and c) at the findspot; b) is lost.



(Block a))

[--- L]epcitani [---]

(Blocks b) and c))

T(ito) Caesernio [---]



(Block a))


(Blocks b) and c))


English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

(a) [---] the Lepcitanians [---]

(b. and c) To Titus Caesernius [---]

Bibliography: Romanelli, 1925, 134; Cagnat and Merlin, 1923, I (l), block c) only.; IRT, 1952, 616, whence IRT, 2009, 616, whence EDH 059470; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections.


   Fig. 1. Ward-Perkins, 1948 (Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR 48.X.13)

   Fig. 2. Ward-Perkins, 1948 (Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR 48.X.14)