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Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0872. Funerary inscription for C. Clodius Paulus

Description: Block (w: 0.88 x h: 0.50 x d: 0.31) of grey limestone.
Text: Inscribed on one face within a tabella ansata (die, w: 0.49 x h: 0.31).
Letters: Capitals: 1. 1, 0.08; remainder, 0.05.

Date: First-third centuries CE (content)

Findspot: Eastern Jabal: Medina Doga: From the site of a tomb, now destroyed, 200 m. south of the large mausoleum at Gasr Doga (map ref. L 957220)
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Tripoli Castle.


C(aius) Clodius
C(aii) f(ilius) Coḷ(lina tribu) Paulus
ueteranus com-
modis honoratus
5sibi fecit



English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

Caius Clodius Paulus, son of Caius, of the Roman voting tribe Collina, veteran soldier, honoured with rewards, had this made for himself.

Bibliography: Merlin, 1910 CCVII, whence AE 1910.155, Cagnat and Merlin, 1923, 3; IRT, 1952, 872, whence IRT, 2009, 872, whence EDH 029901; described Goodchild, 1951 a.1, whence mentioned AE 1954.181; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections..


   Fig. 1. Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR (Sopr. A. 488)

   Fig. 2. Above: 913; below, from left: 872, 914, 654: Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR