9.39. Honours for Julia Augusta as Hera
- White marble statue base with moulding above and below on three sides (W. 0.74 × H. 0.36 × D. 0.61 surviving), badly damaged. Top has traces of cuttings. The statue has been published (see bibliography).
- Inscribed on the face.
- Julio-Claudian (context, lettering)
- in the Theatre, NPS.
- Original Location:
- Sebasteion, where the statue was found.
- Last recorded location:
- History of discovery:
- Excavated by NYU expedition in 1972 (72.275; SBI 58)
- published by Reynolds, PCPS no. 17, whence SEG 1980.1249; BullEp 1982.355, AnnEpig 1980.877, McCabe PHI Aphrodisias 192. Published, with the statue, by Smith, Roman Portrait Statuary from Aphrodisias, no. 80
- Text constituted from:
- Transcription (Reynolds) This edition Reynolds (1980).
- 1[Ἰο]υ̣λίαν Σεβαστὴ̣[ν]
- 2Σ̣εβαστοῦ θυγατέ[ρα]-
- 3 vac. Ἥραν vac.
- 3 ΗΡΑΝ
(Statue of) Julia Augusta, daughter of Augustus, Hera
One of the Sebasteion group of dedications to the imperial family (9.37=72.224, 9.38=72.237, 9.39=72.275, 9.40=73.145, 9.33=77.123, 9.26=80.172, 9.27=82.108, 9.35=82.109, 9.28=82.116, 9.34=82.117, 9.29=82.118, 9.36=82.210, 9.30=84.30, 9.31=84.31, and 9.32=84.41). On these see Reynolds (1996), 'Ruler-cult at Aphrodisias'. While on first discovery it seemed that this could be Julia daughter of Titus, the subsequent discoverie provide a Julio-Claudian context. Julia might be Julia, daughter of Augustus, but she is more probably Livia, adoptive daughter of Augustus after his death.