WP 0005

Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0794a. Quarry-mark

Description: On the rough surviving flange of a block of Phrygian marble (pavonazzetto) from which veneer panels have been sawn horizontally w: 0.43 x h: 0.14 x d: 0.59)
Text: Roughly incised on undressed surface.
Letters: (truncated): 0.05.

Date: Second to third centuries CE (context)

Findspot: Lepcis Magna: Regio II, Hadrianic Baths, in the West Gymnasium
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Lepcis Museum.


[---] Ceḷs[---]



1: Cels[o II et Marcello II cos.] Christol–Drew-Bear, 2005

English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

[---] Celsus /a [---] (case unknown)


If Christol and Drew-Bear are correct, this would refer to P. Iuventius Celsus and L. Neratius Marcellus, consuls in 129 CE: GODOT

Bibliography: Bartoccini, 1929, 95 ; IRT, 1952, 794, whence IRT, 2009, 794; Christol–Drew-Bear, 2005 195-6, whence AE 2005.1664, EDH 054884; see also Ward-Perkins, 1951 89-90; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections.


   Fig. 1. Ward-Perkins, 1948 (Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR 48.XVII.14)