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LSA-2177 Base for statue of Flavius Ortygius, military commander (comes et dux) of Tripolitania. Lepcis Magna (Tripolitania). 408-423.

City: Lepcis Magna Province: Tripolitania Region: North Africa, Eastern (Tripolitania and Cyrenaica)
Details: Severan Forum, in front of eastern colonnade
Current Location: Where found
Object: Base Material: Local stone Re-Use? Yes
Form: Rectangular Height(cm): 120 Width(cm): 56 Depth(cm): 56
Language: Latin Text Type: Prose
Honorand: Flavius Ortygius, military commander (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: 408 Latest : 423
Tantillo, I. and F. Bigi (eds.), Leptis Magna. Una città e le sue iscrizioni in epoca tardoromana, Cassino 2010, 370-371, no. 31, figs. 7.20, 10.36, pl. X

Text: Ortygii. / Florentissimis saeculis / dd(ominorum) nn(ostrorum) Honori et Theodosii / p(er)p(etuorum) semper Augustorum, /(5) Fl(avio) Ortygio v(iro) c(larissimo), sp(ectabili), p(rimi) o(rdinis) com(iti) et duci p(rovinciae) T(ripolitanae), / ob insignia meritorum et labore(m) / fidemque exhibitam, / Austurianorum rabia (sic, for 'rabie') repraessa (sic, for 'repressa'), / ordo splendissimus et populus /(10) Lepcimag(nensis) civita[t]is conlocavit.
Trans: (Statue of) Ortygius. In the flourishing era of our lords Honorius and Theodosius, perpetual eternal Augusti. To Flavius Ortygius, of clarissimus rank, of spectabilis rank, count (comes) of the first order and military commander (dux) of the province of Tripolitania, on account of the tokens of his merits and his toil and loyalty diplayed; when the rage of the Austurians was repressed, the most splendid council (ordo) and people of the city of Lepcis Magna set this up.