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LSA-2188 Fragmentary base for statue of Flavius Vivius Benedictus, governor of Tripolitania. Lepcis Magna (Tripolitania). 378.

City: Lepcis Magna Province: Tripolitania Region: North Africa, Eastern (Tripolitania and Cyrenaica)
Details: Severan Forum, in the apse which connects to the Basilica
Current Location:
Object: Base Material: Marble Re-Use? Yes
Form: Rectangular Height(cm): 82.3 Width(cm): 63 Depth(cm):
Language: Latin Text Type: Prose
Honorand: Flavius Vivius Benedictus, governor of Tripolitania Position: Provincial Governors Gender: Male
Awarder: Council (ordo) of Lepcis Magna Position: Provincial Cities, their Institutions and Officials
Earliest: 378 Latest : 378
Tantillo, I. and F. Bigi (eds.), Leptis Magna. Una città e le sue iscrizioni in epoca tardoromana, Cassino 2010, 395-7, no. 42, figs. 7.15, 10.49, pl. XV

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. 571

Text: [Be]nedictii v(iri) p(erfectissimi), / [ded]icata die VI(?) Idum Iuniarum (vac. c.4) dd(ominis) nn(ostris) Valente VI et / Valentiniano II Augg(ustis) conss(ulibus). / [Fl(avio)] Vivi[o Be]nedi[cto] /(5) [v(iro) p(erfectissimo), p]raesidi pro[v(inciae) Trip(olitanae)], / te[n]aci iustitia[e, in]/terpraeti (sic, for 'interpreti') iur[is, i]nno/centium [f]autori, /(9) vindici liber[t]atis, no/xiorum omniu[m] percus/sori, (vac. c. 2) ordo splen(didissimus) [ci]vit(atis) / Lepcimag[nensium - - -] / no +[- - -] / [- - -]PO+GAV[- - -] /(15) [- - -]DIGNETPATR+++[- - -].
Trans: 'Statue of) Benedictus, of perfectissimus rank. Dedicated on the sixth(?) day of the Ides of June in the consulship of our lords the Augusti, Valens for the sixth time and Valentinian for the second time. To Flavius Benedictus, of perfectissimus rank, governor (praeses) of the province of Tripolitania; steady in justice, interpreter of the law, supporter of the innocent, vindicator of freedom, punisher of all evils. The most splendid council (ordo) of the city of Lepcis Magna … to the patron(?) … .