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LSA-2183 Base for statue of Flavius Petasius, former governor of Tripolitania, 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, east colonnade
Current Location: Where found
Object: Base Material: Marble Re-Use? Yes
Form: Rectangular Height(cm): 131 Width(cm): 74 Depth(cm): 73.5
Language: Latin Text Type: Prose
Honorand: Flavius Petasius, former 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: 303 Latest : 400
Tantillo, I. and F. Bigi (eds.), Leptis Magna. Una città e le sue iscrizioni in epoca tardoromana, Cassino 2010, 383-5, no. 37, figs. 7.14, 10.43, pl. XII

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. 566

Text: Petasii. / Eximiae integritatis et / inconparabilis prudentiae / ac totius bonitatis viro, /(5) Fl(avio) Petasio, v(iro) p(erfectissimo), ex praesidibus / provinciae Tripolitanae, / ordo splendidissimae / civitatis Lepcimagnensis / decreto suo et populi /(10) sufragiis, memor me/ritorum in se ab eius prae/stantia conlatorum, /(13) statuam in foro novo Seve/riano ad perpetuitatis memo/riam patrono dignissimo / posuit.
Trans: (Statue of) Petasius. To a man of outstanding integrity and incomparable prudence as well as of every goodness, Flavius Petasius, of perfectissimus rank, former governor (ex praeside) of the province of Tripolitania. The council (ordo) of the most splendid city of Lepcis Magna, by its own decree and by acclamation of the people, mindful of the merits conferred upon them by his excellence, set up a statue in the new Severan forum, for the memory of eternity, to a most worthy patron.