Dedicatory inscription honoring Septimius Severus and the imperial family (GER0114)

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Title

Dedicatory inscription honoring Septimius Severus and the imperial family (GER0114)

Description

Dedicatory inscription for an altar and colonnade from Gerasa (207 CE) honoring Septimius Severus, Caracalla, Julia Domna, and Geta.

Source

Publisher

Gatier, P.-L. 1985. "Nouvelles inscriptions de Gerasa," Syria 62(3/4): 297-312 (pg.308-310)

Date

Rights

Gatier 1988

Format

Limestone

Language

Identifier

GER0114

IIIF Item Metadata

UUID

da39a2fb-6385-41e7-be4f-6255a25967e5

Altar Item Type Metadata

Dimensions

83x47x47cm

Description of Altar and Decoration

Small altar with mouldings at top and bottom. Below the top moulding is a a garland with bucrania at the corners.

Location of Inscription

Carving on all four faces of the altar, on top and bottom mouldings, and above and below the garland.

Diplomatic

NB: The names of the imperial family appear above the garland on each side of the altar; the inscription is properly read by level, rather than by face. The diplomatic below presents this information in two ways: by level, and by face.

Inscription by level:

 ]C TW[ ]

BA[ 
[ ]

SEΠΤΙΜΙ 
ΟΥ CEOYH 
ΡOY

ΚΑΙ ΑΥΡΗ
ΛΙΟΥΑΝ
ΤWΝΕΙ
ΝΟΥ

ΚΑΙ ΙΟΥΛΙ
ΑCΔΟ
ΜΝΗC

(erased)

ΤΟΝ ΒWMONAN
AΓΕΙΡΑΝΚΑΙΤΟ

ΧΛΙΤΟΣΠΕΡΙΕΛΑΒΑΝΟΙΑ*
ΠΟCYCΤΕMATOCAΠTEΜΕΙ
CIAΧ(OY) MEΓΑΛΟΥ ΕΜΙ

*ΚΑΛΟΥΜΕΝΟΥΤWNΓΝΑ
(Φ)ΕWN(ΠΗ)XΘΕΝΤΟCYΠ(Ο)

*ΖΗΝWΝΟCΑΡΙCΤWNO[
ΒWΜΟCEΓΕΝΤΟ(ΕΧ Φ[]ΛΟΤΕΙΜΙΑCΖΑΒΔΙWN

*ΟΙΚΟΔΟΜΟΥ*ΕΤΟΥCOC
(ΓΟΡΠ)AIOYH



SIDE 1:
Top moulding:

 ]C TW[ ]
BA[ 
[ ]

Above garland:

SEΠΤΙΜΙ 
ΟΥ CEOYH 
ΡOY

Below garland:

ΤΟΝ ΒWMONAN
AΓΕΙΡΑΝΚΑΙΤΟ

Bottom moulding:

ΧΛΙΤΟΣΠΕΡΙΕΛΑΒΑΝΟΙΑ*
ΠΟCYCΤΕMATOCAΠTEΜΕΙ
CIAΧ(OY) MEΓΑΛΟΥ ΕΜΙ

SIDE 2:
Above garland:

ΚΑΙ ΑΥΡΗ
ΛΙΟΥΑΝ
ΤWΝΕΙ
ΝΟΥ

Bottom moulding:

*ΚΑΛΟΥΜΕΝΟΥΤWNΓΝΑ
(Φ)ΕWN(ΠΗ)XΘΕΝΤΟCYΠ(Ο)

SIDE 3:
Above garland:

ΚΑΙ ΙΟΥΛΙ
ΑCΔΟ
ΜΝΗC

Bottom moulding:
*ΖΗΝWΝΟCΑΡΙCΤWNO[
ΒWΜΟCEΓΕΝΤΟ(ΕΧ Φ[]ΛΟΤΕΙΜΙΑCΖΑΒΔΙWN


SIDE 4:
Above garland:

[erased]

Bottom moulding:
*ΟΙΚΟΔΟΜΟΥ*ΕΤΟΥCOC
(ΓΟΡΠ)AIOYH

Translation

For the safety of our lords the Augusti, Septimius Severus and Aurelius Antonius (Caracalla) and Julia Domna and Septimius Geta, the members of the college called the Great Artemisia and the fullers founded by Zenon, son of Ariston, set up the altar and a peribolos around the hill. The altar was realized through the generosity of Zabdion the master builder, in the year 207, on the eighth day of the month of Gorpiaios.

Diplomatic Constituted From

Gaiter 1985

Translation Constituted From

Gatier 1985

Letters

Lunate sigmas

Findspot

On a hill within the Sanctuary of Artemis, behind the temple

Original Context (if known)

Sanctuary of Artemis

Role 1

Name 3

Role 3

Notes

Note that Geta's name is erased as a result of his damnatio memoriae by Caracalla in 211 CE.

Citation

“Dedicatory inscription honoring Septimius Severus and the imperial family (GER0114),” WIRE: Women in the Roman East Project, accessed November 1, 2020, http://wireproject.org/items/show/19.

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