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LSA-2165 Base for statue of unknown emperor. Lepcis Magna (Tripolitania). First half of fourth century.

City: Lepcis Magna Province: Tripolitania Region: North Africa, Eastern (Tripolitania and Cyrenaica)
Details: Severan Forum, south portico
Current Location: Where found
Object: Base, for bronze statue Material: Local stone Re-Use? Yes
Form: Rectangular Height(cm): 100 Width(cm): 65 Depth(cm): 65
Language: Latin Text Type: Prose
Honorand: Name lost, but certainly an emperor Position: Emperors Gender: Male
Awarder: People of Lepcis (Lepcitani) Position: Provincial Cities, their Institutions and Officials
Earliest: 300 Latest : 360
Tantillo, I. and F. Bigi (eds.), Leptis Magna. Una città e le sue iscrizioni in epoca tardoromana, Cassino 2010, 343-5, no. 19, figs. 7.23, 10.22, pl. VII

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. 514

Text: Fragment A:
(on the top moulding) +VS+++++++ //
(in the epigraphic field) Liberatori / orbis ac / ++[- - -] / - - - - - - ca.2 lines.

Fragment B:
R++++++[- - - Lepci]/tani, d(evoti) n(umini) m(aiestati)que / eius.
Trans: Fragment A:
... to the liberator of the world and ...

Fragment B:
The people of Lepcis (Lepcitani), devoted to his divine spirit and majesty, [set this up] .