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Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

1064. Building inscription

Description: Block of white stone: w: 1.03 x h: 0.41 x d: 0.145
Text: Inscribed on the face, within a moulded panel (w: 0.975 x h: 0.35)
Letters: 0.045-0.075

Date: CE 201, GODOT, to 205 GODOT (internal date)

Findspot: Bu Njem: in the floor of the Temple of Jupiter Ammon
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Lepcis Museum.


Uexillatio leg(ionis) III Aug(ustae) P(iae) U(indicis) S(everianae)
quae at (sic) castra Chol aedific(anda) uenit
Muciano et Fabiano co(n)s(ulibus) VIIII Kal(endas) Febr(uarias) et
reuersa est Antonino II et Geta Caes(are) Aug(ustis) co(n)s(ulibus) VII Kal(endas) Ian(uarias)



English translation

Translation by: Charlotte Roueché

The company of the Third Legion Augusta Pia Vindex Severiana came to build camp Chol on the 9th (scil. day before the) kalends of February (i.e. 24 January) when the consuls were Mucianus and Fabianus, and returned on the seventh (scil. day before the) kalends of January (i.e. 26 December) when the consuls were the Augusti Antoninus for the second time and Geta Caesar.


M. Nonius Arrius Mucianus: PIR N 0114, https://pir.bbaw.de/id/9632

L. Annius Fabianus: PIR A 0644, https://pir.bbaw.de/id/1375

Bibliography: Rebuffat, 1973a 122-123, whence AE 1976.698, EDH 012672


   Fig. 1. Face (Jona Lendering, Wikimedia)