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Tantillo, I. and F. Bigi (eds.), Leptis Magna. Una città e le sue iscrizioni in epoca tardoromana , Cassino 2010 , 389-391, no.40, figs. 8.6, 10.47-48, pl. IX [edit]

Base for statue of Flavius Archontius Nilus, military commander and governor ( comes et praeses ) of Tripolitania, patron of Lepcis (later re-used for LSA-2173 ). Lepcis Magna (Tripolitania). 355-361. [edit]

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(Statue of) Nilus. (Statue of) Nilus. To a man outstanding in vigilance and advice at home and abroad (= in peace and war), foremost by integrity, measured by justice and the moderation of his judgements, the restorer of public buildings, a most far-seeing guardian of the safety of the council ( ordo ) and of all citizens, safeguarder of truth and the greatest friend of honesty and loyalty, Flavius Archontius Nilus, of perfectissimus rank, military commander ( comes ) and governor ( praeses ) of the province of Tripolitania. To the best patron, on account of his infinite good deeds by which both separately and with the entire province they have been raised and reborn, the people of Lepcis Magna ( Lepcimagnenses ) show their joy; unanimously the men of the council ( ordo ) decreed a second statue, and because of his exceptional merit and his unique excellence they took care that it was set up in the Severan forum to the eternal memory of future generations.
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