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Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0715. Fragment

Description: Left half of a low, rectangular, marble base (surviving width, w: 0.40 x h: 0.23 x d: 0.81) with moulded panels on all four sides; within the left-hand panel, crossed thyrsi; within the back panel, pan-pipes and a cantharos; on the top remains of a circular flange probably part of a column-base, pierced vertically by a hole, diam. 0.40.
Text: Inscribed within the front panel, (die, surviving width, w: 0.33 x h: 0.11).
Letters: Second to third century capitals: 0.04.

Date: Second to third centuries CE (lettering)

Findspot: Lepcis Magna: Forum Vetus, from between the Temples of Rome and Augustus and of Liber Pater.
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Now loose near the Baptistry.


C(aius) Iulius Siluan[us c. 11]
remoto ma[c. 8]



English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

Caius Julius Silvanus [---] with [---] removed [---]

Bibliography: Relazioni di Scavo 24.9.33, IRT, 1952, 715, whence IRT, 2009, 715, whence EDH 059564; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections.


   Fig. 1. Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR (Sopr. DLM 242 Lastre)