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LSA-2160 Base for statue of Arcadius, emperor (pair with LSA-2161). Lepcis Magna (Tripolitania). 394, 396, or 402

City: Lepcis Magna Province: Tripolitania Region: North Africa, Eastern (Tripolitania and Cyrenaica)
Details: Severan Forum, in front of southern colonnade
Current Location: in situ
Object: Base Material: Marble Re-Use? Yes
Form: Rectangular Height(cm): 145 Width(cm): 65 Depth(cm): 65
Language: Latin Text Type: Prose
Honorand: Arcadius Position: Emperors Gender: Male
Awarder: People of Lepcis (Lepcitani) Position: Provincial Cities, their Institutions and Officials
Earliest: 394 Latest : 402
Tantillo, I. and F. Bigi (eds.), Leptis Magna. Una città e le sue iscrizioni in epoca tardoromana, Cassino 2010, 336-7, no. 14, figs. 7.17, 10.16, pl. VI

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. 478

Text: Toto orbe / pacifico / consuli, / d(omino) n(ostro) Flavio /(5) Arcadio, / pio, felici, / victori ac / triumfato/ri, semper /(10) Augusto; / Lepcitani, devoti num(ini) / maiestatiq(ue) eius.

Trans: To the consul who brings peace in the whole world, our lord Flavius Arcadius, pious, fortunate, victorious and triumphant, forever Augustus. The people of Lepcis (Lepcitani), devoted to his divine spirit and majesty, [set this up].