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LSA-2152 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, northwest corner
Current Location: Where found
Object: Base Material: Local stone Re-Use? Unknown
Form: Rectangular Height(cm): 105 Width(cm): 48 Depth(cm): 50
Language: Latin Text Type: Prose
Honorand: Maxentius Position: Emperors Gender: Male
Awarder: Volusius Donatianus, governor of Tripolitania Position: Provincial Governors
Earliest: 307 Latest : 308
Tantillo, I. and F. Bigi (eds.), Leptis Magna. Una città e le sue iscrizioni in epoca tardoromana, Cassino 2010, 323-5, no. 6, fig. 10.8

Lepelley, C., Les cités de l’Afrique romaine au Bas-Empire, I-II, Paris 1979-1981, vol. II, pp. 241-342 with n. 29.

Reynolds, J. M. & J. B. Ward-Perkins, The Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania. In collaboration with S. Aurigemma, R. Bartoccini, G. Caputo, R. Goodchild, P. Romanelli, Roma 1952, no. 465

Text: [In]dulgentissimo / ac libertatis re/stitutori, vic/torioriosis/simoque (sic) impe/ratori, /(7) d(omino) n(ostro) Maxentio, / p(io), f(elici), invicto Aug(usto), / Volusius / (10) Donatianus, / v(ir) p(erfectissimus), p(raeses) p(rovinciae) / Tripol(itanae), / numini maies/tatiq(ue) [e]ius dicatiss(imus).
Trans: To the most indulgent, and restorer of freedom, and most victorious emperor, our lord Maxentius, pious, fortunate, unconquered Augustus. Volusius Donatianus, of perfectissimus rank, governor (praeses) of the province of Tripolitania, most dedicated to his divine spirit and majesty, [set this up].