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[269] Honors by Linen-weavers for Aurelius Julianus (250 CE) Gerasa - Decapolis


Gerasa (Decapolis, Greater Syria and the East — Pleiades map), 250 CE
AGRW 269 = IGerasa 190 = A. H. M. Jones, “Inscriptions from Jerash,” JRS 18 (1928) 171 (no. 39) = SEG 7 (1934), no. 827 = PHI 305125  = ID# 4831


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Cylindrical column (cippus) found in the court in the southwestern part of the northern baths (150 x 50 cm diameter; letter height: 4.5 cm).

The eternal sacred guild (technē) of linen-weavers (linyphoi) honored Aurelius Julianus on account of services rendered as patron of the city and holy president (proedros).

Translation by: Ascough



Αὐρ(ήλιον) Ἰουλιανὸν | ἀπὸ στρατειῶν | πάτρωνα τῆς πό|λεως ἁγνὸν πρό||εδρον | ἡ τοῦ αἰῶνος | ἱερὰ τέχνη λι| νύφων.

Item added: October 27, 2012
Item modified: February 20, 2016
ID number: 4831
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