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Honors by the Council for Yarhai Mentioning Merchants (86 CE) Palmyra - Syria and Phoenicia

Palmyra (Syria and Phoenicia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), 86 CE (September)
IPalmyra 225 = PAT 1421 = PHI 304823 = AGRW ID# 10372


Console found in the market (agora) (49 x 39 x 83 cm)

The Council honored Yarhai . . . son of Zabdilah, friend of the homeland and honor-loving person (?) . . . on account of his goodwill and eagerness which he demonstrated towards the merchants (emporoi).  This was set up for the sake of honor in the 397th year in the month of Gorpiaios.

(Palmyrene translation follows, clarifying the name of the honoree’s father, the honoree’s contributions to the merchants, and the year, which are restored in the Greek).

Translation by: Harland

[ἡ βο]υλὴ Ἰαρ[αιον Ζαβδιλα φιλόπατριν καὶ] | [φιλότειμ]ον εὐνοίας καὶ σπου|[δῆς ἕνεκεν ἧς ἐ]νδέδεικται πρὸς | [τοὺς ἐμπό]ρους τειμῆς χάριν || [ἔτους ζϟτʹ μην]ὸς Γορπιαί[ου]. {Palmyrene text}

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