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Honors by Goldsmiths and Silversmiths for Septimius Odainath (258 CE) Palmyra - Syria and Phoenicia


Palmyra (Syria and Phoenicia, Greater Syria and the East — Pleiades map), 257/258 CE (April)
IPalmyra 56 = Kaizer 2002b, 150-151 = CIS 3945 = IGR III 1031 = AGRW ID# 10305


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At the base of a column on the southern part of the grand colonnade, section B (50 x 44 cm).

This is the statue of Septimius . . .  Odainath (?) . . . the most brilliant. . . consul (?) . . .  The guild of . . . goldsmiths (?) . . . and silversmiths set this up for the sake of honor in the 569th year in the month of Xandikos.

(Palmyrene text follows)

Translation by: Harland



Σεπ[τίμιον Οδαίναθον] | τὸν λαμ[πρότατον ὑπατικ]ὸν | συντεχ̣[νία τῶν χρυσοχ]όων | καὶ ἀργυ[ροκόπων τ]ὸν δεσπότην | τειμῆς χάριν, [ἔ]τους θξφ' | μηνεὶ Ξανδικῷ.

{Palmyrene text follows}

Item added: February 2, 2013
Item modified: March 1, 2016
ID number: 10305
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