Altar with dedication to Zeus Ouranios mentioning Julia Domna (GER0116)

Dublin Core

Title

Altar with dedication to Zeus Ouranios mentioning Julia Domna (GER0116)

Description

Altar from the hippodrome at Gerasa dated 209-212 CE set up by the son of Nikomachos for Julia Domna and another member of the imperial family, probably Geta

Source

Publisher

Borkowski, Z. 1989. "Inscriptions on Altars from the Hippodrome of Gerasa," Syria 66(1/4):81.

Date

Rights

Borkowski 1989

Format

Stone

Language

Identifier

GER0116

IIIF Item Metadata

UUID

76e3c2e3-af5a-48a1-b213-6fdd57559638

Altar Item Type Metadata

Description of Altar and Decoration

Small altar with mouldings at top and bottom.

Location of Inscription

On top moulding, face, and bottom moulding of a single side.

Diplomatic

ΑΓΑΘΗΤΥΧΗ
ΥΠΕΡCΤΕΡΙΑCΤW
ΝΚΥΡΙWΝΗ[---
[-------------]
[------------]IOYL
IACΔΟΜΝΑCCEB
ΔΙΙΟΥΡΑΝΙWΔ[----]
ΙWΝΝΕΙKΟΜΑX[--
ΚΑΤΕΥΧ[

Translation

Agathe Tyche. For the well-being of our lords... [erased + broken]...Julia Domna Sebaste to Zeus Ouranios...[fragmentary]...son of Nikomachos, according to a vow.

Diplomatic Constituted From

Borkowski 1999

Translation Constituted From

Borkowski 1999

Letters

Square alphabet

Findspot

Hippodrome

Original Context (if known)

On top of the carceres (starting gates) at the Hippodrome

Name 1

Role 1

Name 2

Role 3

Name 4

Role 4

Notes

Line 4 of the inscription is partially deliberately erased, and partially broken; Borkowski (1989, 81) notes that ΠΟΠΛΙΟΥCΕΠΤΙΜΙΟΥΓΕΤΑ (Publius Septimius Geta) fits the lacuna, probably with the title CΕΒΑCTOC (Augustus) in the lacuna in line 5. The erasure in line 4 should date to after Geta's death and damnatio memoriae in 211 CE.

Citation

“Altar with dedication to Zeus Ouranios mentioning Julia Domna (GER0116),” WIRE: Women in the Roman East Project, accessed December 12, 2019, http://wireproject.org/items/show/21.

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