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Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0718. Fragment

Description: Fragmentary inscription on two curved blocks (together w: 0.40 x h: 0.80 x d: 0.37) of grey limestone.
Text: Inscribed on the surviving face.
Letters: Lapidary capitals: line 1, 0.09; line 2, 0.105.

Date: First to second centuries CE (lettering)

Findspot: Lepcis Magna: Regio II, Hadrianic Baths, lying loose in the East latrine, to which they probably belong.
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Findspot


[---]ṣius La[..]s et Irene lib[erta ---]
[---] et Coṃmodus Ẹ[---]



1: [---] ṣius Or [---]bius.

English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

[---]sius (or [---]bius) La[---]s and Irene freedwoman [---] and Commodus [---]

Bibliography: Bartoccini, 1929, 82; IRT, 1952, 718, whence IRT, 2009, 718, whence EDH 059567; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections.


   Fig. 1. Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR (Sopr. DLM 1627 Leica)

   Fig. 2. Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR (Sopr. DLM 248 Lastre)