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T.5. Dedication to Bacchus

Description: Limestone block, probably a lintel, moulded above and stepped back twice at the left (the only surviving) side, broken away at the right and chipped below (w: 1.90 x h: 0.61 x d: 0.48).
Text: Inscribed on the panel.
Letters: Line 1, 0.13; line 2, 0.10.

Date: First century BCE to first century CE

Findspot: Taucheira: near the West Gate, among the ruins of a building on the north side of the Decumanus; photographed in 1927.
Original location: Unknown.
Last recorded location: Findspot.


( vac. 5) Libero patri ciuitas Ṭ[euchirensium ---]
( vac. 8) ex pubḷịca p̣ẹcunịạ [---]



Italian translation

Translation source: Oliverio, DAI, 1933-1936

Al padre Libero la cittadinanza dei Teuchiresi, col pubblico danaro

English translation

Translation by: Editors

For Liber pater, the city of the T[eucheirans] . . . from public money.


Della Cella, 1819, 198-9, describes a temple among the ruins of Tocra whose sculpture suggested that it was dedicated to Bacchus, but it has not been identified.

Bibliography: Oliverio, DAI, 1933-1936, 469, p. 238, pl. LXXXIV, fig. 52, whence AE 1939.0278, whence EDH 023043.
Text constituted from: Transcription from photograph (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Inscribed face (1927, Department of Antiquities, F 1082)