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Honors by a Merchant Caravan for Yarhai (159 CE) Palmyra - Syria and Phoenicia

Palmyra (Syria and Phoenicia, Greater Syria and the East — Pleiades map), 159 CE
IOriente 162 = IOriente 412 = PHI 314612 = AGRW ID# 9161


Console (inv. A 621, A 991, A 1048). This is the same Yarhai honored in IOriente 161.

This is a statue of Marcus Ulpius Yarhai, son of Hairan, son of Abgar.  The caravan (synodia) that went up from Spasinou Charax, led by his son Abgar, set this up in his honor in the 470th year in the month of Artemision because he assisted it (i.e. the caravan) at every turn.

(Palmyrene translation follows).

Translation by: Harland

[Μᾶρκον Οὔλπιον Ἰαραῖον] | Αἱρά[νου τ]οῦ Ἀβγάρο[υ] | [ἡ] ἀναβᾶσα ἀπὸ Σπασίνου Χάρακο[ς] | [σ]υνοδία ἧς ἡγήσατο Ἄβγαρος υἱὸ[ς] || αὐτοῦ, βοηθήσαντα αὐτῇ παντὶ | τρόπῳ τειμῆς χάριν ἔτους ουʹ | μηνὸς Ἀρτεμεισίου.

{Palmyrene translation}

Item added: January 4, 2013
Item modified: February 3, 2013
ID number: 9161
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