Associations in the Greco-Roman World (AGRW)

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[274] Painted Grave of a Soldier from Lycia (early II BCE) Sidon - Syria and Phoenicia

Sidon (Syria and Phoenicia, Greater Syria and the East — Pleiades map), early II BCE
AGRW 274 = Th. Macridy “A travers les necropoles sidoniennes.” Revue biblique 13 (1904), 551-552 (no. 3) = Gustave Mendel, Catalogue des sculptures grecques, romaines et byzantines (Constantinople: En vent au, 1912-14), 266-267 (no. 106) = AGRW ID# 1893
Copenhagen Inventory info: 1792


Slab of limestone with a niche. The painting depicts a standing soldier with helmet and shield. The city of Pinara is located in western Lycia, north of Xanthos.

The corporate body (politeuma) of Pinarians set this up for Kartadis son of Hermaktibilos, Lycian. Farewell courageous and painless one!

Translation by: Harland

Πιναρέων τὸ πολίτευμα | Κάρταδιν Ἑρμακτιβίλου | Λύκιον χρηστὲ καὶ ἄλυπε χαῖρε.

Item added: June 15, 2012
Item modified: May 25, 2021
ID number: 1893
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