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Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0888. Fragmentary building? inscription

Description: Parts of two balustrade blocks (h: 0.24)
Text: Inscribed on one face.
Letters: Late second to early third century CE capitals: 0.055.

Date: Late second to early third centuries CE (lettering)

Findspot: Wādī Sawfajjīn: Middle Lower Sofeggin Basin: Gasr Tininai (map ref. Q 8500), Both presumably from the temple, a) seems now to be lost
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: b) is now at Beni Ulid.


[---]x temp(lum) d(e) s(ua) p(ecunia) [---]
[---] T(itus) Fl(auius) Q(uirina tribu) Capito Io- [---]



b.1: The letters IO, illustrated by Petrignani, are now lost.

English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

(b followed by a) Titus Flavius Capito Io[- . . . ] of the Roman voting tribe Quirina [built] the temple at his own expense [ . . .

Bibliography: Méhier de Mathuisieulx, 1904 21, whence CIL VIII, suppl.4, 1916, 22666; Petrignani, 1928 illustration opposite p. 17; IRT, 1952, 888, whence IRT, 2009, 888, whence EDH 059733; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections.


   Fig. 1. Ward-Perkins, 1948 (Ward-Perkins Archive, BSR 48.IV.30)