WP 0005

Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0765a. Gameboard

Description: Three fragments of a marble panel. a). w: 0.25 x h: 0.225 x d: 0.035 b). w: 0.215 x h: 0.13 x d: 0.037 c). w: 0.73 x h: 0.68 x d: 0.03-0.04 At the left-hand end of line 1 and 2, there are two larger circles, the lower of which contains the inscribed figure of a dog; and between lines 2 and 3 there are the inscribed figures of an ostrich and of a horse with a tall plume.
Text: Inscribed on one face, each letter within an inscribed circle.
Letters: 0.03

Date: First-third centuries CE (lettering)

Findspot: Lepcis Magna: Regio V, Theatre; found in the rear Portico, in 1951.
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Findspot


[Nu]lla[m] t[e]ner[e]
[p]ar[tem] q[u](a)eris
[ludere n]escis



English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

You cannot win a point; you do not know how to play.


Bibliography: IRT, 1952, 765a, whence IRT, 2009, 765a, whence EDH 059613; Caputo, 1950b, whence AE 1953.96, EDH 018518; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections.


   Fig. 1. Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR (Sopr. DLM 2154 Leica)

   Fig. 2. Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR (Sopr. DLM 2152 Leica)