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Honors by Merchants for Zabdibol (81 CE) Palmyra - Syria and Phoenicia

Palmyra (Syria and Phoenicia, Greater Syria and the East — Pleiades map), 81 CE
IPalmyra 241 = IOriente 150 = SEG 7, no. 141 = PHI 314604 = AGRW ID# 9119


Console found in the market (agora; inv. S 1308; 55.4 x 45 cm). On the typical caravan routes used by Palmyrene merchants, see the description of IOriente 83.

This is the statue of Zabdibol, son of Ogelu, grandson of Ammat, great grandson of Aki, from Palmyra.  The Palmyrene merchants (emporoi) who went up from Spasinou Charax set this up in his honor.

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

Translation by: Harland

[Ζ]αβδίβωλον Ὀ[γ]ήλου το[ῦ Ἀμ]|μάθου τοῦ Ἀάχει Παλμυρην[ὸν] | οἱ ἀπὸ Σπασίνου Χάρακος ἀν[αβ]|άντες Παλμυρηνοὶ ἔμπορο[ι] | τειμῆς χάριν.

{Palmyrene translation}

Item added: January 4, 2013
Item modified: February 3, 2013
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