WP 0005

Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0794b. Quarry-marks

Description: On the rough edge of a block of Phrygian marble (pavonazzetto) from which veneer panels have been sawn both horizontally and vertically, at right-angles to the inscribed face (w: 0.95 x h: 0.08). .
Text: Roughly incised on undressed surfaces.
Letters: (truncated): 0.04. .

Date: 213 CE: GODOT (internal date)

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


[Imp(eratore) Ca]ẹṣ[a]re IIII et Balbino co(n)s(ulibus) ratione [---]



English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

When emperor Caesar was consul for the fourth time with Balbinus, with the ?account [---]


Ward-Perkins (art cit) comments: If this text has been correctly restored, it is the latest member of the series recorded on Synnadic marble.

Bibliography: Bartoccini, 1929, 95 ; IRT, 1952, 794, whence IRT, 2009, 794; EDH 067688; see also Ward-Perkins, 1951 89; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections.


   Fig. 1. Ward-Perkins, 1948 (Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR 48.XVII.12)

   Fig. 2. Left part: Ward-Perkins, 1948 (Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR 48.XVII.13)