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Honors by a Merchant Caravan for Yarhai (157 CE) Palmyra - Syria and Phoenicia

Palmyra (Syria and Phoenicia, Greater Syria and the East — Pleiades map), 157 CE
IPalmyra 249 = IOriente 161 = PHI 314611 = AGRW ID# 9156


Column console on location in the market (agora) of Palmyra (inv. A 969). On the typical caravan routes used by Palmyrene merchants, see the description of IOriente 83.

This is a statue of Marcus Ulpius Yarhai, son of Hairan, son of Abgar.  The caravan (synodia) that went up from Spasinou Charax along with Yaddai son of Zabdilu, grandson of Yaddai, set this up in honor of him in the 468th year in the month of Audnaios.

(Palmyrene translation follows, adding that the honoree was from the tribe of Annubat).

Translation by: Harland

Μᾶρκον Οὔλπιον Ἰαραῖο|ν Αἱράνου τοῦ Ἀβγάρου | υἱόν, ἡ ἀναβᾶσα ἀπὸ Σπ|ασίνου Χάρακος συνο||δία διὰ <Ἰα>δδαίου Ζαβδιλᾶ | τοῦ Ἰαδδαίου, τειμῆς | χάριν, ἔτους ηξυʹ, | μηνὸς Αὐδναίου.

{Palmyrene translation}

Item added: January 4, 2013
Item modified: February 3, 2013
ID number: 9156
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