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Honors by a Merchant Caravan for Nesa (150 CE) Palmyra - Syria and Phoenicia

Palmyra (Syria and Phoenicia, Greater Syria and the East — Pleiades map), 150 CE
IPalmyra 247 = IOriente 93 = PHI 314536 = AGRW ID# 9112


Console in two fragments found in the market (agora). On the typical caravan routes used by Palmyrene merchants, see the description of IOriente 83.

This is a statue of Nesa, son of Hala, grandson of Nesa, great grandson of Hala, chief of the caravan (synodiarchēs).  The caravan (synodia) which came down together with him into Vologesias in the month of Peritios in the 461st year set this up as an honor and thanksgiving.

(Palmyrene translation follows).

Translation by: Harland

Νε[σῆ Ἀλ]ᾶ τοῦ Νεσῆ Ἀλᾶ συνοδιάρχην | ἡ συνκαταβᾶσα μετ’ αὐτοῦ συνοδία εἰς [Ὀλο]|γασίαν μηνὶ Περιτίῳ τοῦ | αξυʹ ἔτους, τειμῆς καὶ εὐχα||ριστείας ἕνεκεν.

{Palmyrene translation}

Item added: January 4, 2013
Item modified: February 3, 2013
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