WP 0005

Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0706. Fragment

Description: Upper part of a rectangular marble base (w: 0.55 x h: 0.60 x d: 0.57) with moulded panels on all four sides. Once inscribed on front and back, the inscription on the back erased; on the left side a patera, on the right a jug in relief.
Text: Inscribed on the front (die, w: 0.35 x h: 0.24).
Letters: Capitals with some Rustic forms: line 1-2, 0.06; line 3-4, 0.04.

Date: Second to third centuries CE (lettering)

Findspot: Lepcis Magna: Colonnaded Street: in the monumental exedra at the head of the street .
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Findspot


Q(uinto) Furio Cereali
socero Carmini Sa-
turnini qui statuas XVI
[---] (sestertios) testa-
5[mento ---]


[---] 𐆘 TESTA

English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

To Quintus Furius Cerealis, father-in-law of Carminius Saturninus, who [had] sixteen statues [made at a cost of ?] sesterces by his will [---]

Bibliography: IRT, 1952, 706, whence IRT, 2009, 706, whence EDH 059555; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections.


   Fig. 1. Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR (Sopr. DLM 1625 Leica)