Inscription mentioning Zenobia from the Great Colonnade located in Palmyra (PAL0108)

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Inscription mentioning Zenobia from the Great Colonnade located in Palmyra (PAL0108)

Description

Bilingual Greek and Palmyrene dedicatory inscription for statues of Zenobia, and commanders Septimii Zabdas and Zabbaios from the Great Colonnade at Palmyra, dated to 271 CE.

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Gardner , S., Lieu, K. Parry From Palmrya to Zayton: epigraphy and iconography, 2005, 71.

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PAL0108

Dedicatory Inscription Item Type Metadata

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Statue

Diplomatic

(Palmyrene) 1. sׅlmt spׅtmy' btzby nhyrt' wzdqt [']
2. mlkt' spׅtmyw' zbd' rb hׅyl'
3. rb' wzby rb hׅyl' dy tdmwr qrׅtsׅtw'
4. 'qum lmrthwn byrhׅ 'b dy snt
5. 100+80+2

Translation

(Greek): Statue of Septimia Zenobia, most illustrious and pious queen; the Septimii Zabdas, commander-in-chief (lit. great general), and Zabbaios, local commander, (both) most eminent (men), raised it to their sovereign lady, in the month of Loos, in the year 582 (August, A.D. 271)



(Palmyrene) Statue of SPTYM' (Septimia) BTZBY most illustrious and pious queen; the SPTYMW' (i.e. the Septimii) ZBD', commander in chief, and ZBY, commander of Tadmor, the most excellent (men), have set (it) up to their mistress, in the month of 'B in the year 582 (August, AD 271).

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Citation

“Inscription mentioning Zenobia from the Great Colonnade located in Palmyra (PAL0108) ,” WIRE: Women in the Roman East Project, accessed August 21, 2018, http://wireproject.org/items/show/88.

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