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Honors by Italian Businessmen for L. Munatius Plancus (before 88 BCE) Sardis - Lydia

Sardis (Lydia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map)
Peter Herrmann, "Neues vom Sklavenmarkt in Sardis," Arkeoloji Dergisi 4 (1996) 184–186 = SEG 46 (1996), no. 1521  = ID# 12218

 shortly before 88 BCE


Block of white marble with a bilingual inscription found in 1986 north of "Building A" or "Vaulted Substructure" (between the bath-gymnasium complex and the Roman baths), perhaps the market (47 x 30 x 16 cm). For further honors for Plancus by Italian businessmen, see IDelos 1695-1697 on this site.

(Latin) The Italians who are engaged in business (negotiantur) … in Sardis (?) … honoured L. Munatius … Plancus (?).

(Greek) The Italians who are engaged in business (pragmateuomenoi) … in Sardis (?) … honoured Lucius … Munatius Plancus (?).

Written/translated by: Harland

Italic[ei quei Sardibus] ǀ vac. nego[tiantur] vac. ǀ L. Mun[atio C.f. Planco]. ǀ

Ἰταλικο[ὶ οἱ ἐν Σάρδεσιν] ǀǀ πραγμα[τευόμενοι] ǀ Λευκίω[ι Μονατίωι Πλάγκωι].

Item added: May 16, 2013
Item modified: January 5, 2016
ID number: 12218
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