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Tantillo, I. and F. Bigi (eds.), Leptis Magna. Una città e le sue iscrizioni in epoca tardoromana , Cassino 2010 , 350-353, no. 23, figs. 7.14, 10.27 [edit]

Base for statue of Decimius Hesperius, former governor of Africa Proconsularis and judge appointed by the emperor. Lepcis Magna (Tripolitania). c. 378. [edit]

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[Statue of] Hesperius, of clarissimus rank. To Decimius Hesperius, of clarissimus rank, former governor ( proconsul ) of the province of Africa, judge in the imperial court of appeal, who enhances the dignity of his family through high offices and merits of glory; for the honour of the justice which he showed to the case of the Tripolitanians, that that was assigned [to him] by sacred decision [of the emperor], to the outstanding patron, the council of Leptis Magna, forever his client, together with the people, set this up.
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