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LSA-2167 Base for statue of unknown praetorian prefect, patron of Lepcis. Lepcis Magna (Tripolitania).Mid to later fourth century

City: Lepcis Magna Province: Tripolitania Region: North Africa, Eastern (Tripolitania and Cyrenaica)
Details: Severan Forum, west side of square at foot of the steps of the temple
Current Location: Where found
Object: Base Material: Marble Re-Use? Yes
Form: Rectangular Height(cm): 157 Width(cm): 130 Depth(cm): 130
Language: Latin Text Type: Prose
Honorand: A praetorian prefect, name lost Position: Civilian Imperial Office-Holders Gender: Male
Awarder: People of Lepcis Position: Provincial Cities, their Institutions and Officials
Earliest: 330 Latest : 400
Tantillo, I. and F. Bigi (eds.), Leptis Magna. Una città e le sue iscrizioni in epoca tardoromana, Cassino 2010, 345-8, no. 21, figs. 7.28, 10.24-25, 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. 611

Text: [[[- 5? -]F[- 4? -]]] (vac. ca. 2) [[[- - -]]] / [[praecipuae nobilitatis ac virtụṭuṃ]] / [[[o]mnium sed et perpensae iustitiae]] / [[[…]++++daeque sinceritatis adque]] /(5) [[i[nc]omparabil[i]s prudentiae viro]] / [[[…]++[..]+++[- 6? -]prạefe[c]t[o]p̣̣ṛạẹṭor[i]o]] / [[patrono ob plurimạ ị[n] se pro]] / [[visio[ne eius con]laṭạ beneficia ]] / [[[...]+O Lẹp̣̣[cimagnen]s[e]s]] /(10) [[p[ub]licẹ]]. Trans: … to a man of exceptional nobility and of all virtues, but also of carefully considered justice and ... sincerity, of incomparable prudence, ..., praetorian prefect, their patron. For the many benefits brought by his provision, the people of Lepcis Magna (Lepcimagnenses) [set this up] from public funds.