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Honors by Merchants for Zebida (247 CE) Palmyra - Syria and Phoenicia

Palmyra (Syria and Phoenicia, Greater Syria and the East — Pleiades map), 247 CE
IPalmyra 89 = IOriente 95 = CIS 3933 = CIG 4490 = PHI 314538 = AGRW ID# 9115


Monument on a column in the great colonnade. On the typical caravan routes used by Palmyrene merchants, see the description of IOriente 83.

This is the statue of Julius Aurelius Zebida, son of Moqimu, grandson of Zebida, and great grandson of Astor, son of Bayda.  The merchants that went down with him into Vologesias set this up in his honor in the month of Xandikos in the 558th year.

(Palmyrene translation follows).

Translation by: Harland

[Ἰούλιο]ν Αὐρήλιον Ζεβείδαν | [Μο]κίμου τοῦ Ζεβείδου | Ἀσθώρου Βαιδᾶ οἱ σὺν αὐτῷ | κατελθόντες εἰς Ὀλογεσι||άδα ἔνποροι ἀνέστησαν ἀρέ|σαντα αὐτοῖς, τειμῆς χάριν, | Ξανδικῷ τοῦ ηνφʹ ἔτους.

{Palmyrene translation}

IPalmyra 89: Photo from CIS 3933, plate 5.
Public domain.


Item added: January 4, 2013
Item modified: February 2, 2013
ID number: 9115
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