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Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

0986. Funerary inscription for L. Clodius Clodianus

Description: Block of limestone (w: 0.93 x h: 0.50 x d: 0.31)
Text: Inscribed on one face, which is badly weathered.
Letters: Capitals (probably third century): line 1, 0.055; line 2, 0.035; lines 3-6, 0.045; line 7, 0.03.

Date: Probably third century (lettering)

Findspot: Jabal Nafusah: Ain el-Auenia (map ref. U 785, 720).
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Tripoli Castle.


[In]comparabilis uirtutis et
innocẹ[nt]ia[e] uiro
Ḷ (ucio) Clodio Clodiano uet(erano) ex dec(urione)
qui u(ixit) a(nnis) XLVIIII mensib(us) VIII
5Ualeria Processa uxor et
[Clodius?] Uictor Clodianus Processus
[c. 4][.] emeritus patri piissimo



3: DI ligatured. ; DE ligatured.
7: Perhaps [fili]ụ[s].

English translation

Translation by: J. M. Reynolds

To a man of incomparable virtue and innocence, Lucius Clodius Clodianus Processus, veteran soldier, +(scil. who) ?joined the army after sitting on the city council, who lived for forty-nine years and eight months; Valeria Processa his wife and [Clodius?] Victor Clodianus Processus [his son?], time-expired soldier, (set this up) to a most dutiful father.

Bibliography: Reynolds, 1955, S.14, whence AE 1957.240, EDH 017453 IRT, 2009, 986, whence EDH 059824


None available (2021).