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LSA-2151 Base for statue of Maxentius, emperor. Lepcis Magna (Tripolitania). 307-308

City: Lepcis Magna Province: Tripolitania Region: North Africa, Eastern (Tripolitania and Cyrenaica)
Details: Severan Forum, north-east corner
Current Location: Lepcis, Museum
Object: Base Material: Local stone Re-Use? Unknown
Form: Rectangular Height(cm): 95 Width(cm): 50 Depth(cm): 53
Language: Latin Text Type: Prose
Honorand: Maxentius Position: Emperors Gender: Male
Awarder: Valerius Alexander, vicar of the African diocese Position: High Imperial Office-Holders
Earliest: 307 Latest : 308
Reynolds, J. M. and J. B. Ward-Perkins, Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania, enhanced electronic reissue by Gabriel Bodard and Charlotte Roueché (available at, London 2009, no. 464

Tantillo, I. and F. Bigi (eds.), Leptis Magna. Una città e le sue iscrizioni in epoca tardoromana, Cassino 2010, 321-3, no. 5, fig. 10.7

Lepelley, C., Les cités de l’Afrique romaine au Bas-Empire, I-II, Paris 1979-1981, vol. II, p. 341 with n. 28

Text: Indulgentis/simo ac liber/tatis restitu/tori, victori/osissimoque /(6) imperatori, / d(omino) n(ostro) Maxentio, / p(io), f(elici), invicto Aug(usto), / Val(erius) Alexander, /(10) v(ir) p(erfectissimus), a(gens) v(ices) praef(ecti) praet(orio), / numini maies/tatiq(ue) eius dicatiss(imus).
Trans: To the most indulgent and restorer of freedom, and most victorious emperor, our lord Maxentius, pious, fortunate, unconquered Augustus. Valerius Alexander, of perfectissimus rank, acting as vicar for the praetorian prefect, most dedicated to his divine spirit and majesty, [set this up].