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LSA-2192 Base for statue of Lucius Volusius Bassus Caerealis, curator (later re-used for LSA-2216). Lepcis Magna (Tripolitania). 295-305

City: Lepcis Magna Province: Tripolitania Region: North Africa, Eastern (Tripolitania and Cyrenaica)
Details: Severan Forum, at the foot of the steps of the Temple
Current Location: Where found
Object: Base Material: Marble Re-Use? Yes
Form: Rectangular Height(cm): 155 Width(cm): 90 Depth(cm): 90
Language: Latin Text Type: Prose
Honorand: Lucius Volusius Bassus Caerealis, <curator Position: Civilian Imperial Office-Holders Gender: Male
Awarder: People of Lepcis (Lepcitani) Position: Provincial Cities, their Institutions and Officials
Earliest: 295 Latest : 305
Tantillo, I. and F. Bigi (eds.), Leptis Magna. Una città e le sue iscrizioni in epoca tardoromana, Cassino 2010, 401-404, no. 46, figs. 7.16, 10.53, pl. XXII

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. 543

Text: Curni. /L(ucio) Volusio Basso Caereali, / c(larissimo) v(iro) et co(n)s(ulari), cur(atori) rei p(ublicae) suae, /(4) quae (sic, for 'quod') inter cetera ope/ra quae industria et la/bore maximo renovavit /(7) Ulpiam basilicam cum +O/R+++VS in meliorem faci/em publico sumptu resti/tuit, gratiam afferen/tes Lepcitani publice.
Trans: (Statue of) Curnius. To Lucius Volusius Bassus Caerealis, of clarissimus and consular rank, curator of his home city; for, among other works that he renovated with industry and the greatest labour, he restored the Ulpian basilica with … to a better appearance, at public expense. Offering thanks, the people of Lepcis (Lepcitani) [set this up] from public funds.