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Honors by Merchants for Asklepiades the Toll-collector (161 CE) Palmyra - Syria and Phoenicia

Palmyra (Syria and Phoenicia, Greater Syria and the East — Pleiades map), 161 CE
IPalmyra 196 = IOriente 164 = PHI 314613 = AGRW ID# 9164


Console of a column found in the market (agora) at Palmyra (S 1737; 45 x 60 cm). Nesa was the brother of Shoadu (see IOriente 89 and 92).

This is a statue of Marcus Aemilius Marcianus Asklepiades, civic councilor from Antioch and toll-collector (of the 25% tax).  The merchants that went up from Spasinou Charax under their leader Nesa, son of Bolyada, set this up in the 472nd year in the month of Panemos.

(Palmyrene translation follows).

Translation by: Harland

Μᾶρκον Αἰμίλιον Μακιανὸν | Ἀσκληπιάδην, Ἀντιοχέων βου|λευτήν, τεταρτώνην, οἱ ἀναβάν|τες ἀπὸ Σπασίνου Χάρακος ἔμπο||ροι, προηγουμένου αὐτῶν Νεσῆ Βωλι|άδους, ἔτους βουʹ, μηνὶ Πανήμωι.

{Palmyrene translation}

Item added: January 4, 2013
Item modified: February 3, 2013
ID number: 9164
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