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LSA-2196 Tetrapylon with dedication of biga to Porfyrius, local notable. Lepcis Magna (Tripolitania). Later third century.

City: Lepcis Magna Province: Tripolitania Region: North Africa, Eastern (Tripolitania and Cyrenaica)
Details: Macellum, near the southern side of the northern tholos
Current Location: in situ
Object: Other Material: Local stone Re-Use? Yes
Form: Gate/Arch Height(cm): Width(cm): Depth(cm):
Language: Latin Text Type: Prose
Honorand: Porfyrius Position: Benefactors Gender: Male
Awarder: Council (ordo) of Lepcis Position: Provincial Cities, their Institutions and Officials
Earliest: 250 Latest : 300
Tantillo, I. and F. Bigi (eds.), Leptis Magna. Una città e le sue iscrizioni in epoca tardoromana, Cassino 2010, 408-412, no. 50, figs. 7.10-11, 10.57, pl. XVII

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. 603

Text: - - - - - -? / amatori patriae et civium suor[um quod] ex indulgentia sacra / civibus suis feras dentatas quattuor vivas donavit / ex decreto splendidissimi ordinis bigam decrev(eru)nt / Porfyri . Porfyri Trans: To ... lover of his fatherland and of his fellow-citizens. Because, by sacred indulgence, he donated to his citizens four living teethed wild beasts, they have decreed, by decree of the most splendid council (ordo) a two-horse chariot (biga). Porfyrius, Porfyrius.