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LSA-2178 Base for statue (see LSA-2136) of Caius Valerius Vibianus Obsequius, governor of Tripolitania, patron of Lepcis . Lepcis Magna (Tripolitania). circa 303.

City: Lepcis Magna Province: Tripolitania Region: North Africa, Eastern (Tripolitania and Cyrenaica)
Details: Severan Forum, eastern portico
Current Location: in situ
Object: Base Material: Marble Re-Use? Yes
Form: Rectangular Height(cm): 123 Width(cm): 66 Depth(cm): 63
Language: Latin Text Type: Prose
Honorand: Caius Valerius Vibianus, governor of Tripolitania Position: Provincial Governors Gender: Male
Awarder: Council (ordo) and people (populus) of Lepcis Magna Position: Provincial Cities, their Institutions and Officials
Earliest: 295 Latest : 310
Tantillo, I. and F. Bigi (eds.), Leptis Magna. Una città e le sue iscrizioni in epoca tardoromana, Cassino 2010, 372-4, no. 32, figs. 7.15, 10.37, pl. XI

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. 577

Text: Obsequii. / C(aio) Valerio Vibiano v(iro) p(erfectissimo), / praesidi provinciae /(4) Tripolitanae, singula/ris aequitatis et benibo/li vicoris (sic, for 'vigoris') momnium (sic, for 'omnium') vir/tutum viro ob tunc incipi/entem deinceps iugem er/ga se eius dignationem /(10) ordo splendidissimus Lepci/magnensium et populus / patrono ex d(ecreto) s(plendidissimi) o(rdinis) p(osuerunt).

Trans: (Statue of) Obsequius. To Caius Valerius Vibianus, of perfectissimus rank, governor (praeses) of the province of Tripolitania, a man of unique fairness, of well-minded vigour, of all virtues. On account of his then incipient and thereafter perpetual consideration towards them, the most splendid council (ordo) of the Lepcimagnenses, and the people have set this up to (their) patron by decree of the most splendid council.