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Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0739. Fragmentary dedication?

Description: Two blocks ( a) w: 1.87 x h: 0.51 x d: 0.50 and b) w: 0.33 x h: 0.52 x d: 0.49) of grey limestone, probably from the same inscription.
Text: Inscribed on one face.
Letters: Mannered capitals. a) from top of block, line 1, 0.09-0.30; to bottom, 0.51.b) from top of block, line 1, 0.10-0.30; to bottom, 0.52.

Date: First to third century CE (lettering)

Findspot: Lepcis Magna: a: Regio III, insula 1, beside the Decumanus maximus; b) Regio I, Decumanus maximus, south east of the Severan arch;
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Findspot


[---] Scipione
[--- de]dicau[it ---]



English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

(a) [---] by (or with ) Scipio. (b) he/she/they dedicated [---] (the published text gives a singular.)

Bibliography: IRT, 1952, 739, whence IRT, 2009, 739, whence EDH 059586; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections.


   Fig. 1. Ward-Perkins, 1946 (Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR 46.XXI.27)

   Fig. 2. Ward-Perkins, 1947 (Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR 47.XVI.20)