WP 0005

Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

1336. Seat inscriptions

Description: Eleven limestone seats, damaged and some broken: nos. 1-7 w: 3.14 x h: 0.68 x d: 0.12-0.20, nos. 8-9 w: 0.75 x h: 0.48-0.49 x d: 0.14-0.21, nos. 10-11 w: 1.10 x h: 0.40-0.43 x d: 0.41
Text: Inscribed in two lines on the upper face
Letters: Line 1, 0.17-0.23, line 2 0.15-0.19; circle for stop

Date: Mid second century CE (context)

Findspot: Lepcis Magna: Road from the Circus to the Port, Amphitheatre: west section of podium, third row of seats.
Original location: Findspot
Last recorded location: Findspot


Q(uintus) Pompeius Saturni[nus], [Q(uintus) Pompeius] Saturṇinuṣ
Q(uintu)s Marc(i) Rus[--- Q(uintus) Pompeius] Saturṇiṇuṣ | [---]


QSMARCRUS[---.........]SATUR.I.U. | [---]

English translation

Translation by: Charlotte Roueché

(Upper line): Quintus Pompeius Saturninus, Quintus Pompeius Saturninus; (Lower line): Quintus,(scil. son of) Marcus, Ru[- . . . Quintus Pompeius Saturninus.

Bibliography: Pellegrino, 2018, 219-222, 1-11, whence EDCS 81300089, AE, 2018.1867, with the readings of G. Di Vita-Évrard and K Marmouri, whence this text.


   Fig. 1. Above,1336 (part); below 1337 (part); below, 1338 (part) (Kenrick, 2008)