WP 0005

Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0625. Fragment

Description: Two blocks of grey limestone, probably from the same inscription: a) w: 0.97 x h: 0.47 x d: 0.51, the upper surface of block 3 of 346, for which it was re-used. b) w: 0.62 x h: 0.28 x d: 0.35, broken at sides and bottom.
Text: Inscribed on one face.
Letters: Lapidary capitals: from top of block, 0.20 0.34 ; to bottom of block, 0.47.

Date: First to second century CE (lettering)

Findspot: Lepcis Magna: Regio V. a) found in the street between insula 4-5 and ins 6. b) found in the street between insula 4-5 and ins 6, near 346.
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Findspot


[--- C]n(ae)- Calpurn[i---]
[---] ex p(ecunia) p(ublica) Ọ[---]



English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

[---] Cnaeus Calpurnius (case unknown but presented as genitive) [---] from public money [---]

Bibliography: IRT, 1952, 625, whence IRT, 2009, 625, whence EDH 059478; see also Di Vita-Évrard, 1990 , whence AE 1991.1618; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections.


   Fig. 1. Ward-Perkins, 1947 (Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR 47.XI.18)