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LSA-2155 Base for statue of Valentinian I or Valens, emperors (with LSA-2156). Lepcis Magna (Tripolitania). 364-367.

City: Lepcis Magna Province: Tripolitania Region: North Africa, Eastern (Tripolitania and Cyrenaica)
Details: Severan Forum, northeast part of piazza
Current Location: Where found
Object: Base Material: Marble Re-Use? Yes
Form: Rectangular Height(cm): 155 Width(cm): 47 Depth(cm): 76
Language: Latin Text Type: Prose
Honorand: Valentinian I or Valens Position: Emperors Gender: Male
Awarder: Antonius Draconius, vicarius Position: High Imperial Office-Holders
Earliest: 364 Latest : 367
Tantillo, I. and F. Bigi (eds.), Leptis Magna. Una città e le sue iscrizioni in epoca tardoromana, Cassino 2010, 329-331, no. 9, figs. 7.19, 10.11, pl. XXV

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, 472

Text: Iustitia pariter ac / pietate caelestibus adq(ue) /Romanae felicitatis perpe/tuis fundatoribus, dd(ominis) nn(ostris) /(5) Valentiniano et Valenti / victoriosissimis principi/bus ac totius orbis Augg(ustis), / Antonius Dracontius v(ir) c(larissimus), / ag(ens) vic(es) praef(ectorum) praetorio per /(10) Africanas provincias, ni/mini (sic, for 'numini') et maiestati eorum / semper dicatissimus. (ivy leaf) Trans: 'To [rulers] equally celestial in justice as in piety, and perpetual founders of Roman happiness, our lords Valentinianus and Valens, most victorious princes and Augusti of the entire world. Antonius Draconius, of clarissimus rank, acting as vicar of the praetorian prefect for the provinces of Africa, always most dedicated to their divine spirit and majesty, [set this up].'