WP 0005

Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0848. Dedication to Herakles

Description: Right-hand portion of a panel of cream marble (width incomplete, w: 0.18 x h: 0.22 x d: 0.04).
Text: Inscribed on one face.
Letters: 0.02.

Date: ?First century BCE - First century CE (lettering)

Findspot: Coastal Belt: Found in the Concessione Intini at Marsa Dila, on the coast North of Zavia (map ref. approx. L 07503)
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Tripoli Castle.


[--- ὀγδ]οήκοντα
5 [--- τῶ]ι Ἡρακλε[ῖ]



1: or perhaps [Λ]υσανίου IRT, 1952
2: [?να]υαρχήσας Caputo, 1947

English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

[---] of Pausanias [---] having held an office (nominative case) [---] eighty [---] to Heracles.


'Ce texte est à la fois énigmatique et important pour l'hellénisme dans la région'. (Robert, loc. cit.)

Bibliography: Caputo, 1947, 2786, fig. 82; IRT, 1952, 848, whence PHI 189667, Robert, Bulletin Épigraphique 1953.257 IRT, 2009, 848, whence EDH 059699; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections.


   Fig. 1. Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR (Sopr. DTV 325 Lastre)