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[273] Painted Grave of the Soldier Saettas from Pisidia (early II BCE) Sidon - Syria and Phoenicia

Sidon (Syria and Phoenicia, Greater Syria and the East — Pleiades map), early II BCE
AGRW 273 = Th. Macridy “A travers les necropoles sidoniennes.” Revue biblique 13 (1904), 551 (no. 2) = Gustave Mendel, Catalogue des sculptures grecques, romaines et byzantines (Constantinople: En vent au, 1912-14), 262-263 (no. 103) = AGRW ID# 1891


Slab of limestone with a niche and a painting that depicts a soldier with helmet, shield, and weapon. Now in the Istanbul Archaeological Museum (inv. 1489).

Saettas son of Trokondos, Pisidian of the Termessians near Oenoanda, fellow soldier. The corporate body (politeuma) of the Pisidians of the Termessians near Oenoanda set this up for their own citizen. Farewell courageous one!

Translation by: Harland

Σαέττας Τροκόνδου Τερμησ|σέων τῶν πρὸς Οἰνοάνδοις | Πίδης σύμμαχος Τερμησσέων | τῶν πρὸς Οἰνοάνδοις Πισιδῶν || τὸ πολείτευμα τὸν ἑαυτῶν πολε|ίτην χρηστὲ χαῖρε.

Grave of Saettas from Sidon (photo copyright Merja Attia 2020).

Item added: June 15, 2012
Item modified: May 25, 2021
ID number: 1891
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