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[169] Dedication of a Statue of Isis for Workers in the Fishery Toll-office (138-161 CE) Ephesos - Ionia

Ephesos (Ionia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), 138-161 CE
AGRW 169 = IEph 1503 = RICIS 304/0608 = SIRIS 301 = PHI 248503 = AGRW ID# 1311
Copenhagen Inventory info: 1600


Rounded statue base found near the Ephesian harbor.

This is dedicated to Artemis Ephesia, to the emperor Titus Aelius Hadrian Antoninus Caesar Augustus Pius, to the first and greatest metropolis of Asia, twice temple–warden of the Augusti (Sebastoi), the city of the Ephesians, and to those who are (10) engaged in business in the fishery toll–office. Cominia Junia dedicated this statue of Isis and an altar at her own expense when Tiberius Claudius Demostratos was civic president.

Translation by: Harland

[Ἀρτέμιδι Ἐφεσίᾳ] ǀ καὶ Αὐ[τοκράτορι Τ. Αἰλί]ῳ ǀ Ἁδριανῷ Ἀντωνείνῳ ǀ Καίσαρι Σεβαστῷ Εὐσεβεῖ ǀǀ καὶ τῇ πρώτῃ καὶ μεγίστῃ ǀ μητροπόλει τῆς Ἀσίας ǀ καὶ δὶς νεωκόρου τῶν Σεβαστῶν ǀ Ἐφεσίων πόλει καὶ τοῖς ἐπὶ ǀ τὸ τελώνιον τῆς ἰχθυϊκῆς ǀǀ πραγματευομένοις ǀ Κομινία Ἰουνία ǀ σὺν τῷ βωμῷ τὴν Εἶσιν ǀ ἐκ τῶν ἰδίων ἀνέθηκεν· ǀ πρυτανεύοντο[ς Τιβ. Κλ. Δ]ημ[οσ]τ̣[ρ]άτ[ου.]

IEph 1503: Photo 1 – Left portion of inscription.
Photo © Laurent Bricault 2005.


IEph 1503: Photo 2 – Right portion of inscription.
Photo © Laurent Bricault 2005.

IEph 1503: Facsimile by Carl Curtius, “Inschriften Aus Ephesos,” Hermes 4 (1870) 174–228, at 187.


Item added: December 12, 2011
Item modified: November 6, 2020
ID number: 1311
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