WP 0005

Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0770. Fragment

Description: block (w: 1.01 x h: 0.51 0.45) of coarse brown limestone. There is a rectangular cut-away, 0.52 long, at the lower left corner.
Text: Inscribed on one face, now much weathered.
Letters: Lapidary capitals: line 1, 0.09; remainder, 0.06-0.07.

Date: First to second centuries CE (lettering)

Findspot: Lepcis Magna: Forum Vetus, near the sea wall, beside 612.
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Findspot


[---]am coḷosson cum panṭ[---]
[---]iae [---]
[---]ḶỊ[c. 4] de su[a pecunia ---]



English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

[---] a colossos with [---] with his own money [---]

Bibliography: Robinson, 1913 189; Romanelli, 1925, 133; IRT, 1952, 770, whence IRT, 2009, 770, whence EDH 059618; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections.


   Fig. 1. Ward-Perkins, 1948 (Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR 48.XXII.32)