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

City: Lepcis Magna Province: Tripolitania Region: North Africa, Eastern (Tripolitania and Cyrenaica)
Details: Severan Forum, northeast part of the square
Current Location: Where found
Object: Base Material: Marble Re-Use? Yes
Form: Rectangular Height(cm): 140 Width(cm): 75 Depth(cm): 62
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, 331-2, no. 10, figs. 7.23, 8.12, 10.12

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, 473

Text: Iustitia pariter ac / pietate caelestibus ad/que Romanae felicitatis / perpetuis fundatorib(us), dd(ominis) /(5) nn(ostris) Valentiniano et Valen/ti, victoriosissimis prin/cipibus ac totius orbis /(8) Augg(ustis); Antonius Dracon/tius v(ir) c(larissimus), ag(ens) vic(es) praef(ectorum) praeto/rio per Africanas provin/cias, numini et maiestati /(12) eorum semper dicatissi/mus. 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 Dracontius, 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].