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LSA-2176 Base for statue of Flavius Macedonius Patricius, military commander (comes et dux) of Tripolitania and patron of Lepcis. Lepcis Magna (Tripolitania). Late fourth to early fifth century.

City: Lepcis Magna Province: Tripolitania Region: North Africa, Eastern (Tripolitania and Cyrenaica)
Details: Severan Forum, east side of the square
Current Location: Where found
Object: Base Material: Marble Re-Use? Yes
Form: Rectangular Height(cm): 150 Width(cm): 71 Depth(cm): 84
Language: Latin Text Type: Prose
Honorand: Flavius Macedonius Patricius, comes et dux of Tripolitania Position: Military Office-Holders Gender: Male
Awarder: Council (ordo) and people (populus) of Lepcis Magna Position: Provincial Cities, their Institutions and Officials
Earliest: 393 Latest : 423
Tantillo, I. and F. Bigi (eds.), Leptis Magna. Una città e le sue iscrizioni in epoca tardoromana, Cassino 2010, 367-9, no. 30, figs. 7.14, 10.35, pl. X

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. 529

Text: Patricii v(iri) c(larissimi) / virtute praestanti, /aequitate miravili, / temperantia moderato, /(5) defensori iustitiae, / innocentium vindici, / Fl(avio) Macedonio Patricio / v(iro) c(larissimo), comiti et duci p(rovinciae) T(ripolitanae), /(9) ordo splendidus et po/pulus universus Lep(cis) / Mag(nae) civitatis digno / patrono decrevit ad(que) / constituit.
Trans: [Statue of] Patricius, of clarissimus rank. Outstanding by virtue, admirable for his fair-mindedness, moderate through his temperance; to the defender of justice, the vindicator of the innocent, Flavius Macedonius Patricius, of clarissimus rank, military commander (comes et dux) of the province of Tripolitania. The splendid council (ordo) and the entire people of the city of Lepcis Magna have decreed and set this up to their worthy patron.