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Honors by the City for Nebumai the Chief of the Caravan (ca. 250 CE) Palmyra - Syria and Phoenicia

Palmyra (Syria and Phoenicia, Greater Syria and the East — Pleiades map), ca. 250 CE
IPalmyra 22 = PAT 1360 = PHI 304886 = AGRW ID# 10284


Drum of a column found reused in a medieval fort (inv. A222).

The Council. . . and the People (?) . . . honored Julius Aurelius Nebumai, son of Taimshamsh, grandson of Bonne Sabi, the chief of the caravan (synodiarchēs), who brought the caravan back safely and who pleased the city (polis) for the sake of honor . . . in the xth year (?). . .

(Palmyrene translation follows).

Translation by: Harland

ἡ βουλὴ [καὶ ὁ δῆμο]ς | Ἰούλιον Αὐρήλιον [Ν]ε[β]ου|μαιον Θαι[μισαμ]σο[υ τ]οῦ | Βωννεο[υ]ς [Σ]αβει συνοδι||άρχην ἀνακο[μ]ίσ[αντ]|α τὴν [συ]νοδίαν [κ]αὶ ἀρέ|σαν[τα] τῇ πόλει [τειμῆς] | χάριν [ἔτους ․․․ʹ — — —].

{Palmyrene translation}

Item added: February 2, 2013
Item modified: February 2, 2013
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