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LSA-2205 Fragmentary base for statue of Marcus Vibius Annianus Geminus Amelius, priest and duovir. Lepcis Magna (Tripolitania). Earlier fourth century; probably 324-326

City: Lepcis Magna Province: Tripolitania Region: North Africa, Eastern (Tripolitania and Cyrenaica)
Details: Theatre (one fragment), unknown provenance (another fragment) and <i>Macellum</i>, near east side (another fragment)..
Current Location: Leptis, Museum, storerooms, and <i>Macellum</i> where found (probably in situ)
Object: Base Material: Marble Re-Use? Yes
Form: Rectangular Height(cm): 118 Width(cm): 71.5 Depth(cm): 42
Language: Latin Text Type: Prose
Honorand: Marcus Vibius Annianus Geminus Amelius, priest and duovir 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, 429-433, no. 59, fig. 10.67, 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. 608

Text: Fragment A: Amelii. / [- - -?]++NT++NTE+VS+++[.]ATISPRI++IPI+[- - -?] / (6-7 lines missing) Fragments B: L[.. a]etate[- 19? -] / nito patriae [- 15? - in]/nocentiae co+[- 12? -] / [M(arco)] Vibio Annia[no] Gemin[o v(iro) p(erfectissimo)], / (5) fl(amini) p(er)p(etuo), pont(ifici), praef(ecto) o[m]nium s[acr(orum)], / sacerdotali [prov(inciae) Tr]ipol(itanae) bi[s, IIvir(o)] / ob meritum o[peris] volun[tate] / eiusdem praesi[dis dispositi?], / ex populi sufr(agio) [et] decr(eto) s(plendidissimi) o(rdinis).
Trans: Statue of Amelius. …at age … of the fatherland …of innocence …. To Marcus Vibius Annianus, of perfectissimus rank, perpetual flamen, pontifex, prefect of all sacred things, high priest of the province of Tripolitania twice, duovir. On account of his merits for the work set up (?) by the will of the same governor (praeses), by acclamation of the people and by decree of the most splendid council (ordo) [this was set up].