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LSA-2158 Lost inscription for statue of Valentinian II, emperor, re-using LSA-2201. Lepcis Magna (Tripolitania). circa 378.

City: Lepcis Magna Province: Tripolitania Region: North Africa, Eastern (Tripolitania and Cyrenaica)
Details: Severan Forum
Current Location: Recorded in 1694 and 1731, now lost
Object: Base Material: Unknown Re-Use? Yes
Form: Rectangular Height(cm): Width(cm): Depth(cm):
Language: Latin Text Type: Prose
Honorand: Valentinian II Position: Emperors Gender: Male
Awarder: Flavius Vivius Benedictus, governor (praeses) of Tripolitania Position: Provincial Governors
Earliest: 378 Latest : 378
Tantillo, I. and F. Bigi (eds.), Leptis Magna. Una città e le sue iscrizioni in epoca tardoromana, Cassino 2010, 334, no. 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, no. 476

Text: Divina stirpe progenito, / d(omino) n(ostro), fortissimo principi, / Valentiniano, victori, pio, / felici ac triumphatori, /(5) semper Augusto; / Fl(avius) Vivius Benedictus, v(ir) p(erfectissimus), / pr(a)eses provinciae / Tripolitanae, numini / maiestatique eius /(10) semper devotus.

Trans: To our lord, born of divine stock, the most powerful emperor Valentinianus, victor, pious, fortunate and triumphant, forever Augustus. Flavius Vivius Benedictus, of perfectissimus rank, governor (praeses) of the province of Tripolitania, always devote to his divine spirit and majesty, [set this up].