Description:
A simple white marble statue base shaft (W. 0.35 x H. 0.965 x D. 0.33) with all edges surviving, but top right corner lost.
Text:
Inscribed on the face; the text presumably began on a crowning feature.
Letters:
Standard second/third-century forms, av. 0.02.
Date:
?190 A.D. (contests)
Findspot:
: City, Water Channel area, IV Tr.6
Original Location:
Unknown
Last recorded location:
Museum (1977)
History of discovery:
Recorded by Paris and Holleaux; by Gaudin (106); by the MAMA expedition; by the NYU expedition in 1966 (66.103; SBI 10).
Bibliography:
Published by Paris and Holleaux, no. 2, whence Liermann, Analecta 22; cited by Reinach, from Gaudin's squeeze, no. 144; published by J. M. R. Cormack, from the MAMA records, MAMA VIII.505; discussed BullEp 1972, 414; discussed by J. M. Reynolds, A&R 58, whence BullEp 1983.392. Published by Roueché, PPA 79.
Text constituted from:
Transcriptions (Reynolds, Roueché); publications. This edition Roueché (2007).
0·· ? ··]
1[·· c. 9 ·· ?Ζήνωνα ?Ἀρτ]ε̣μιδώρου̣
2 [τοῦ Δ]η̣μοφάντου νει-
3 [κήσα]ντα παίδων πυ-
4[γμὴν τῷ] ἐ̣πιτελεσθέν -
5[τι ἀγ]ῶνι τῆς τρίτης
6 [τε]τ̣ρ̣αετηρίδος vac.
7 Ἀφρ ο̣δισιήων Φιλη̣-
8μ̣ο̣ν̣ιήων ἀγωνο-
9θετοῦντος Τίτου̣
10 Αἰλίου Ἀδράστου
11 τὴν δὲ ἀνάστασιν
12 τοῦ ἀνδριάντος πο[ι]-
13ησαμένου Ἀρτεμιδώ-
14ρου τοῦ πατρὸς αὐ vac.
15 του λαβόντος τὸ θέ-
16μα παρὰ τῶν κληρονό-
17μων τοῦ Φιλήμονος κα̣-
18τὰ τὴν Οὐλπίου Εὐρ̣υ̣-
19κλέο̣υς τοῦ λογισ-
20 vac. τοῦ κέλευσιν vac.
0·· ? ··]
1[··················]·ΜΙΔΩΡΟ·
2[····]·ΜΟΦΑΝΤΟΥΝΕΙ
3[····]ΝΤΑΠΑΙΔΩΝΠΥ
4[······]·ΠΙΤΕΛΕΣΘΕΝ
5[····]ΩΝΙΤΗΣΤΡΙΤΗΣ
6[··]··ΑΕΤΗΡΙΔΟΣ   
7ΑΦΡ·ΔΙΣΙΗΩΝΦΙΛ·
8···ΙΗΩΝΑΓΩΝΟ
9ΘΕΤΟΥΝΤΟΣΤΙΤΟ·
10ΑΙΛΙΟΥΑΔΡΑΣΤΟΥ
11ΤΗΝΔΕΑΝΑΣΤΑΣΙΝ
12ΤΟΥΑΝΔΡΙΑΝΤΟΣΠΟ[·]
13ΗΣΑΜΕΝΟΥΑΡΤΕΜΙΔΩ
14ΡΟΥΤΟΥΠΑΤΡΟΣΑΥ   
15ΤΟΥΛΑΒΟΝΤΟΣΤΟΘΕ
16ΜΑΠΑΡΑΤΩΝΚΛΗΡΟΝΟ
17ΜΩΝΤΟΥΦΙΛΗΜΟΝΟΣΚ·
18ΤΑΤΗΝΟΥΛΠΙΟΥΕΥ··
19ΚΛΕ·ΥΣΤΟΥΛΟΓΙΣ
20   ΤΟΥΚΕΛΕΥΣΙΝ   
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<gap reason="lost" extent="unknown" unit="line" dim="top" />
<lb n="1" />
<gap reason="lost" extent="9" unit="character" />
<supplied reason="lost" cert="low" >
Ζήνωνα
</supplied>
<supplied reason="lost" cert="low" >
Ἀρτ
</supplied>
<unclear reason="damage" >
ε
</unclear>
μιδώρο
<unclear reason="damage" >
υ
</unclear>
<lb n="2" />
<supplied reason="lost" >
τοῦ
</supplied>
<supplied reason="lost" >
Δ
</supplied>
<unclear reason="damage" >
η
</unclear>
μοφάντου
<unclear reason="undefined" >
νει
</unclear>
<lb n="3" type="worddiv" />
<supplied reason="lost" >
κήσα
</supplied>
ντα
παίδων
πυ
<lb n="4" type="worddiv" />
<supplied reason="lost" >
γμὴν
</supplied>
<supplied reason="lost" >
τῷ
</supplied>
<unclear reason="damage" >
</unclear>
πιτελεσθέν
<lb n="5" type="worddiv" />
<supplied reason="lost" >
τι
</supplied>
<supplied reason="lost" >
ἀγ
</supplied>
ῶνι
τῆς
τρίτης
<lb n="6" />
<supplied reason="lost" >
τε
</supplied>
<unclear reason="damage" >
τρ
</unclear>
αετηρίδος
<space extent="3" unit="character" dim="horizontal" />
<lb n="7" />
Ἀφρ
<unclear reason="damage" >
ο
</unclear>
δισιήων
Φιλ
<unclear reason="damage" >
η
</unclear>
<lb n="8" type="worddiv" />
<unclear reason="damage" >
μον
</unclear>
ιήων
ἀγωνο
<lb n="9" type="worddiv" />
θετοῦντος
Τίτο
<unclear reason="damage" >
υ
</unclear>
<lb n="10" />
Αἰλίου
Ἀδράστου
<lb n="11" />
τὴν
δὲ
ἀνάστασιν
<lb n="12" />
τοῦ
ἀνδριάντος
πο
<supplied reason="lost" >
ι
</supplied>
<lb n="13" type="worddiv" />
ησαμένου
Ἀρτεμιδώ
<lb n="14" type="worddiv" />
ρου
τοῦ
πατρὸς
αὐ
<space extent="3" unit="character" dim="horizontal" />
<lb n="15" />
του
λαβόντος
τὸ
θέ
<lb n="16" type="worddiv" />
μα
παρὰ
τῶν
κληρονό
<lb n="17" type="worddiv" />
μων
τοῦ
Φιλήμονος
κ
<unclear reason="damage" >
α
</unclear>
<lb n="18" type="worddiv" />
τὰ
τὴν
Οὐλπίου
Εὐ
<unclear reason="damage" >
ρυ
</unclear>
<lb n="19" type="worddiv" />
κλέ
<unclear reason="damage" >
ο
</unclear>
υς
τοῦ
λογισ
<lb n="20" type="worddiv" />
<space extent="3" unit="character" dim="horizontal" />
τοῦ
κέλευσιν
<space extent="3" unit="character" dim="horizontal" />
</ab>

Translation:

[ - - ], son of Artemidoros, son of Demophantes, who won the boys' wrestling in the contest celebrated for the third four-year occurrence of the Aphrodeisiea Philemoniea when Titus Aelius Adrastos was contest president. The erection of the statue was done by Artemidoros, his father, who received the prize from the heirs of Philemon, according to the instruction of Ulpius Eurykles, the curator.

Commentary:

See bibliography.

Photographs:

Face (1977)
 Face (1977)

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