WP 0005

Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0730. Fragments

Description: Fragments from the lower part of a marble panel (w: 0.40 x h: 0.52, no edges surviving).
Text: Inscribed on the surviving face.
Letters: Second century capitals: 0.065.

Date: Second century CE (lettering)

Findspot: Lepcis Magna: Forum Vetus
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Lepcis Museum.


[---]li as[---]
[---] exornat[---]
[---]us Meṛula a[---]



2: An upright precedes the L at the opening of the line, presumably I or T.
4: Meṛula Or Medula; but the bowl of the letter is rather narrow for a D.

English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

[---] (line 2) adorned (case and number unknown) [---] Merula (nominative case) [---]

Bibliography: IRT, 1952, 730, whence IRT, 2009, 730, whence EDH 059578; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections.


   Fig. 1. Ward-Perkins, 1947 (Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR 47.XVI.28)