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Honors by the Council for Yarhibol Mentioning Merchants (138 CE) Palmyra - Syria and Phoenicia


Palmyra (Syria and Phoenicia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), 138 CE
IPalmyra 227 = IOriente 224 = IEuphrat 701 = PHI 314665  = AGRW ID# 10378


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Broken console with a fragmentary inscription discovered east of column 74 in the market (agora). In this fragmentary inscription, the Council honors Yarhibol son of Lishamsh and there is mention of his working alongside the merchants (emporoi) in Spasanou Charax (lines 3-5).

Too fragmentary to translate.

Translation by: Harland



ἡ βουλὴ Ἰαριβωλην Λισαμσο[υ — — —] | Ααβει τὸν φιλόπατριν καὶ φιλότ[ειμον, τειμῆς] | χάριν, ἐν παντὶ καιρῷ προ[θύμως συνερ]|γοῦντα ἐμπόροις τοῖς ἐ[ν Σπασίνου Χά]||[ρακι] καὶ [συναρ]άμενον αὐ[τοῖς ․․․․] | [․․]ε ἀφειδήσ[α]ντα ψυχῆς κα[ὶ χρημά]|[τ]ων καὶ π[ρεσβεύσαντα] αὐθαιρέτως | [πρὸς Ὀρώδην τὸν β]ασιλέα τῆς Αἰλ[υ]|[μένης — — —]κῶν δωρη||[— — —] | [․․․․․] τῇ Αἰλυμένῃ [․․․․․] | [․․․ δεσ]ποτῶν ἄποι[να ․․․] εὐ[χα]|ριστηθῆναι αὐτὸν [․․․․․․․․․ ἐ]πὶ τῆς | κρατίστης βουλ[ῆς ․․․․․․․․․․] αὐτοῦ τὸ || πρὸς τὴν πατρί[δα ․․․․․․․․․․․ με]μαρ|[τύ]ρηκεν [κατ]ὰ καιροὺς διὰ ψηφισμάτων παρὰ [․․․] | [․․․․․] καὶ Βρουττίῳ Πραίσεντι καὶ Ἰουλίῳ Μ[․․] | [․․․․․․ ὑ]πατικοῖς, ἔτους θμυʹ, Ξανδικοῦ.

{Palmyrene text}

Item added: February 3, 2013
Item modified: February 3, 2013
ID number: 10378
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