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LSA-2203 Base for statue of Titus Flavius Vibianus Heraclius, priest. Lepcis Magna (Tripolitania). Earlier fourth century.

City: Lepcis Magna Province: Tripolitania Region: North Africa, Eastern (Tripolitania and Cyrenaica)
Details: Macellum, principal entrance to the cardo maximus
Current Location: In situ
Object: Base Material: Marble Re-Use? Yes
Form: Rectangular Height(cm): 152 Width(cm): 92 Depth(cm): 95
Language: Latin Text Type: Prose
Honorand: Titus Flavius Vibianus Heraclius, priest Position: Religious 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, 425--7, no.57, figs. 7.19, 10.65, pl. 24

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.568

Text: Heraclii. / Ob augmenta mul/torum meritorum, / adque eximi(i) amoris /(5) erga patriam ad/que cives suos, / T(ito) Flavio Vibiano / v(iro) p(erfectissimo), pont(ifici), fl(amini) p(er)p(etuo), sac(erdoti) / Laurent(i)um Lab(i)n(a)t(ium), /(10) sac(erdoti) M(atris) d(eum), praef(ecto) omni/um sacr(orum), duovir(o), sac(erdoti) prov(inciae) Tr(ipolitanae), / etiam hic ex sufragio populi / et decreto spl(endidissimi) ordin(is).

Trans: (Statue of) Heraclius. On account of the increase of his many merits and his outstanding love for the fatherland and his fellow citizens; to Titus Flavius Vibianus, of perfectissimus rank, priest (pontifex), perpetual flamen, priest of Laurentes Lavinates, priest of the Mother of the gods, prefect of all sacred things, duovir, priest of the province of Tripolitania. Here too [this was set up] by acclamation of the people and by decree of the most splendid council (ordo).