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Honors (frag.) for a Palmyrene and Benefactor of the Merchants (89-188 CE) Palmyra - Syria and Phoenicia

Palmyra (Syria and Phoenicia, Greater Syria and the East — Pleiades map), 89-188 CE
IPalmyra 160 = IEuphrat 703 = IOriente 151 = SEG 7, no. 141 = PHI 314605 = AGRW ID# 9121


Console attached to the drum of a column, found in the area of the Christian church (48 x 35 cm).

(One missing line mentioning the Palmyrene person or institution who offered the honors and the name of the honoree) . . . Name son of Aabi, leader of the Mesenians (i.e. inhabitants of the kingdom of Mesene, also known as Charakene), who pleased his homeland and the Palmyrene merchants (emporoi) who are in Charax, in the month of Panemos in the . . . xth. . . year.

Translation by: Harland

[- - -]|σου Ἀαβει τὸν ἄρχ[οντα Μ]αισ[η]νῶν {Μεσηνῶν}, ἀρέσαντα | τῇ πατρίδι αὐτοῦ, [καὶ] τοῖς ἐνπόροις Παλ[μ]|υ[ρηνοῖς τοῖς ἐν Χάρακι μηνὶ] Πανήμω τοῦ || [․․]υʹ ἔτους

Item added: January 4, 2013
Item modified: February 3, 2013
ID number: 9121
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