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Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0977. Fragmentary building inscription

Description: Fragment, possibly from the lower part, of a marble base (w: 0.38 x h: 0.27 x d: 0.19)
Text: Inscribed on one face (surviving surface, w: 0.29 x h: 0.25).
Letters: Late second or early third century; rustic capitals, closely resembling those of 525: line 1, not measurable; line 2, 3, 0.048; line 4, 0.045.

Date: Late second or early third century CE (lettering)

Findspot: Lepcis Magna: Forum Severianum.
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: In one of the tabernae of the East Portico of the Forum Severianum (1955).


[---Imp(erator-) C]ạẹs(ar-) Ṃ[arc---]
[---A]ugg(ust)- et Caecilia[---]
[---trib(un-)- mil(itum)] ⟦ coh(ortis) ⟧ II ⟦mil(iariae) Ṃon(- - -)⟧[---]
[---]atiae fec[---]



English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

[---emperor] Caesar Marcus (case unknown) [---] Augusti (case unknown but probably genitive) and Caecilia (?Caecilianus; case unknown but quite probably nominative) [---] military tribune of cohort II miliaria Mon[tanorum?---] had it made [---]

Bibliography: Reynolds, 1955, S.7, whence AE 1957.231, IRT, 2009, 977, whence EDH 059815


None available (2021).