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LSA-2202 Base for statue of Titus Flavius Vibianus Heraclius, priest and curator. Lepcis Magna (Tripolitania). Earlier fourth century.

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): 104 Width(cm): 68 Depth(cm): 70
Language: Latin Text Type: Prose
Honorand: Titus Flavius Vibianus Heraclius, priest and curator Position: Civic Office-Holders Gender: Male
Awarder: People (populus) and council (ordo) of Lepcis Position: Provincial Cities, their Institutions and Officials
Earliest: 303 Latest : 350
Tantillo, I. and F. Bigi (eds.), Leptis Magna. Una città e le sue iscrizioni in epoca tardoromana, Cassino 2010, 422-5, no.56, figs. 7.23, 10.64, pl. 18

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. 567

Text: ?[Heraclii]. / Uno eodemque anno / du(u)mviro Lepcimagn(ensium) / et sacerdoti prov(inciae) Trip(o)l(itanae), innocentissimo viro, /(5) principali integerrimo, / amatori patriae ac ci/vium suorum, T(ito) Flavio / Vibiano v(iro) p(erfectissimo), fl(amini) p(er)p(etuo) et pont(ifici), / cur(atori) rei pub(licae) Lepcimagn(ensium), /(10) sac(erdoti) Laur(entium) Lab(inatium) et sac(erdoti) M(atris) d(eum), / praef(ecto) omnium sacr(orum), / ob diversarum volup/tatum exhibitionem / et Libycarum ferarum X, /(15) ex populi sufrag(io) et ordin[(is) d(ecreto)]
Trans: Statue of Heraclius. In the same year duovir of Lepcis Magna and priest of the province of Tripolitania, a most blameless man, a most honest principalis, a lover of his fatherland and of his fellow-citizens, Titus Flavius Vibianus, of perfectissimus rank, perpetual flamen and pontifex, curator of the community (res publica) of Lepcis Magna, priest of the Laurentes Lavinates, priest of the Mother of the gods, prefect of all sacred things. On account of the display of various delights and of ten Libyan beasts, by acclamation of the people and by decree of the council (ordo [this was set up].