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Honors by Asklepiasts for Thessalia and Zenon (100-76 BCE) Rhodian Peraia [Kasara] - Caria

Rhodian Peraia [Kasara] (Caria, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), 100-76 BCE
IRhodPerBresson 169 = IRhodPerBlümel 52 = PHI 282896 = AGRW ID# 15206
Copenhagen Inventory info: 1125


Base of marble found in the ruins of a Byzantine church (25 x 64 x 39 cm; letter height: 1.5-1.8 cm). If the husband's name is Zenon (not Xenon), then this may be the same man from Selge who was a benefactor of the Aphrodisiasts on the island of Rhodes (see IRhodPC 18 on this site). Bresson proposes a date between 100-76 BCE for our present monument which, if correct might supply a date ca. 100 BCE for IRhodPC.

Thessalia the Ephesian and her husband Zenon (or: Xenon) of Selge, who have been crowned by Asklepios-devotees of the . . . founder’s name (?) association (koinon) with an olive crown and gold.

Translation by: Harland

Θ[ε]σσαλίας Ἐφ[ε]σία[ς̣] | [καὶ] τοῦ ἀνδρὸς | <α>ὐτᾶς | Ζ̣ή̣νωνος {Ξέ̣νωνος (Blümel)} Σ[ε]λγ[έ]ω[ς] | στεφ[α]νωθέ[ν]τω[ν ὑ]πὸ || Ἀσ[κλα]πι[αστᾶν τ]ῶν | Θε[. . . .]ω[.] κοινοῦ | θαλλο[ῦ στ]εφάνωι κ[α]ὶ χρυσέωι.

Item added: March 5, 2015
Item modified: November 6, 2020
ID number: 15206
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