Inscribed statue base to Artemis mentioning Septimius Severus and the imperial family by an association of gardeners (GΕR0115)

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Title

Inscribed statue base to Artemis mentioning Septimius Severus and the imperial family by an association of gardeners (GΕR0115)

Description

Dedicatory inscription on a statue base for Artemis mentioning Septimius Severus, Caracalla, Geta, and Julia Domna from Gerasa (193-211 CE) by the gardeners above the ravine.

Source

Publisher

Gatier, P.-L. 1985. "Nouvelles inscriptions de Gerasa," Syria 62(3/4): 297-312 (pg.310-311, no.3).

Date

Rights

Gatier 1985

Format

Pink limestone

Language

Identifier

GER0115

IIIF Item Metadata

UUID

bf05d5ea-013c-4e37-94db-5823cdda6657

Dedicatory Inscription Item Type Metadata

Dedicatory Type

Statue

Diplomatic

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(ΥΠΕΡCWT)ΗΡΙΑCTWN
KΥΡΙWNAYTOKRATO
PWNΛΟΥΚΙΟΥCΕΠΤΙΜ[
ΟΥCΕΟΥΡΟΥΚΑΙΑΝΤW
NOY[KAI ΓΕΤΑ] ΥΙWNAY
IOYKAIIOYΛΙΑCΔΟΜΝIΑ
CEBACTHCTHKYRIA(A)P(T)EMI
ΔΙΚΗΤΟΥΡΟΙΤΗCANWΦΑ
ΡΑΝΓΟC

Translation

Agatha Tyche. For the health of our emperors, Lucius Septimius Severus and Antonius (Caracalla) [and Geta] his sons and Julia Domna Sebaste, to Mistress Artemis the gardeners from above the ravine (dedicate this).

Diplomatic Constituted From

Gatier 1985

Translation Constituted From

Gatier 1985 and Moralee 2004:43

Description

78x49x49cm

Findspot

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

Original Context (if known)

Sanctuary of Artemis

Name 3

Name 4

Notes

The erasure of Geta's name occurred after his damnatio memoriae by Caracalla in 211 CE.

The "ravine" described in the inscription is probably a reference to the wadi near Jerash (Gatier 1985:311-312). Moralee (2004:43) suggests that the dedicants owned an orchard.

Selected Bibliography

Gatier, P.-L. 1985. "Nouvelles inscriptions de Gerasa," Syria 62(3/4): 297-312 (pg.310-311, no.3).

Moralee, J. 2004. "For Salvation's Sake": provincial loyalty, personal religion, and epigraphic production in the Roman and Late Antique East. New York and London: Routledge.

Citation

“Inscribed statue base to Artemis mentioning Septimius Severus and the imperial family by an association of gardeners (GΕR0115),” WIRE: Women in the Roman East Project, accessed December 5, 2023, http://wireproject.org/items/show/20.

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