Description:
A white marble lintel block with egg and dart moulding above two stepped fasciae (H. 0.75 × W. 4.95 × D. 0.95); the condition of the stone appears not to have altered since it was first recorded.
Text:
i. is cut on the upper fascia, and ii. on the lower. A cross flanked by an alpha and an omega within a circle was later cut over i., probably at the time that ii. was cut, or perhaps when it was emended.
Letters:
i. l. 1, 0.07, l. 2, 0.08; elongated, well-cut and regular; the Α of ἡγεμόνα was added above the line, 0.03; scroll for abbreviation; b. c. 0.04. ii. 0.07; well cut; abbreviations: last letter above line in ΜΗΤΡΟΠο, ΕΛΛΟΓΙΜο, ΣΧο; scroll in Φλ(αουίου), κ(αὶ), ἰνδ(ικτίωνος).
Date:
i: A.D. 365/370 (titulature) ii (and i.b): Mid fifth century (titulature, prosopography).
Findspot:
Walls, North-east: over the North-east Gate in the city wall, with the inscription on the west (inner) face; see .
Original Location:
Findspot
Last recorded location:
Findspot (2004)
History of discovery:
Copied in 1705 by Sherard (BM Add. 10101, f. 11); by Wood; by Sestini; by von Richter; by Deering; perhaps by Texier; by Fellows; probably by Bailie (since he gives the wrong line divisions, different from those in earlier editions, the mistake may originate in his own note-book); copied by Le Bas; by Kubitschek and Reichel; recorded by Gaudin (1); by the MAMA expedition; by L. Robert; by the NYU expedition.
Bibliography:
Published by Sestini (Viaggi, 113); by F. Graese from Gell (Act. Acad. Petrop. VIII, 706); by Francke from Gell and von Richter, 428 nos. 74 and 75; by Boeckh, CIG 2745, 2746, from all these and the Sherard papers, ?whence Texier, As. Min. iii 159, no. 2; cited by Fellows,pp. 35-6, no. 17; published by Bailie, Fasc. ii 16-17 and 272-274, no. 45; by Waddington, from Le Bas, LBW 593, 594; cited by Kubitschek and Reichel (Anz. Wien. Akad. 1893, p. 103); published from Gaudin's squeeze, Reinach, REG 19, 1906, 227-230, no. 136, whence Grégoire, Rec. 270; cited and a photograph published by Robert, Hellenica 4, 61 note 2 and 130 note 5, whence BE 1949.178, BE 1956.277; published by Cormack, from the MAMA records, MAMA 8, no. 427; by Roueché, Aphrodisias in Late Antiquity nos. 22 (i), 42 (ii) and plate vi, whence McCabe PHI Aphrodisias 609, 619.
Text constituted from:
Transcription (Roueché); Deering; publications. This edition Roueché (2007).
i
a
1 Φλ(άουιον) Κωστάντιον τὸν λαμπρότατον ἡγεμόν`α´ ἡ βουλὴ καὶ ὁ δῆμος leaf
2 scroll v. μετὰ τῶν ἄλλων ἔργων καὶ τὸ τεῖχος ἀναστήσαντα star
b
1(cut over text) Α cross Ω
ii
1 cross ἐπὶ εὐτυχίᾳ τῆς λαμπρᾶς <Σ>ταυρουπολίτων μητροπ(όλεως) καὶ τοῦτο τὸ ἔργον τῆς πύλης stop ἀναινεώθη
2 cross ἐπὶ Φλ(αουίου) Ἀμπελίου τοῦ ἐλλογιμ(ωτάτου) σχο(λαστικοῦ) κ(αὶ) πατρός stop ἰνδ(ικτίωνος) η´ cross
i
a
1ΦΛΚΩΣΤΑΝΤΙΟΝΤΟΝΛΑΜΠΡΟΤΑΤΟΝΗΓΕΜΟΝΑΗΒΟΥΛΗΚΑΙΟΔΗΜΟΣ leaf
2 scroll  ΜΕΤΑΤΩΝΑΛΛΩΝΕΡΓΩΝΚΑΙΤΟΤΕΙΧΟΣΑΝΑΣΤΗΣΑΝΤΑ star
b
1(cut over text)Α cross Ω
ii
1 cross ΕΠΙΕΥΤΥΧΙΑΤΗΣΛΑΜΠΡΑΣΤΑΥΡΟΥΠΟΛΙΤΩΝΜΗΤΡΟΠΚΑΙΤΟΥΤΟΤΟΕΡΓΟΝΤΗΣΠΥΛΗΣ stop ΑΝΑΙΝΕΩΘΗ
2 cross ΕΠΙΦΛΑΜΠΕΛΙΟΥΤΟΥΕΛΛΟΓΙΜΟΣΧΟΚΠΑΤΡΟΣ stop ΙΝΔΗ cross
<div type="textpart_section" n="i" >
<div type="textpart_section" n="a" >
<ab>
<lb n="1" />
<expan>
<abbr>
Φλ
</abbr>
<supplied reason="abbreviation" >
άουιον
</supplied>
</expan>
Κωστάντιον
τὸν
λαμπρότατον
ἡγεμόν
<add place="supralinear" >
α
</add>
βουλὴ
καὶ
δῆμος
<g type="leaf" />
<lb n="2" />
<g type="scroll" />
<space extent="1" unit="character" dim="horizontal" />
μετὰ
τῶν
ἄλλων
ἔργων
καὶ
τὸ
τεῖχος
ἀναστήσαντα
<g type="star" />
</ab>
</div>
<div type="textpart_section" n="b" >
<ab>
<lb n="1" />
<note>
cut over text
</note>
Α
<g type="cross" />
Ω
</ab>
</div>
</div>
<div type="textpart_section" n="ii" >
<ab>
<lb n="1" />
<g type="cross" />
ἐπὶ
εὐτυχίᾳ
τῆς
λαμπρᾶς
<supplied reason="omitted" >
Σ
</supplied>
ταυρουπολίτων
<expan>
<abbr>
μητροπ
</abbr>
<supplied reason="abbreviation" >
όλεως
</supplied>
</expan>
καὶ
τοῦτο
τὸ
ἔργον
τῆς
πύλης
<g type="stop" />
ἀναινεώθη
<lb n="2" />
<g type="cross" />
ἐπὶ
<expan>
<abbr>
Φλ
</abbr>
<supplied reason="abbreviation" >
αουίου
</supplied>
</expan>
Ἀμπελίου
τοῦ
<expan>
<abbr>
ἐλλογιμ
<orig >
ο
</orig>
</abbr>
<supplied reason="abbreviation" >
ωτάτου
</supplied>
</expan>
<expan>
<abbr>
σχ
ο
</abbr>
<supplied reason="abbreviation" >
λαστικοῦ
</supplied>
</expan>
<expan>
<abbr>
κ
</abbr>
<supplied reason="abbreviation" >
αὶ
</supplied>
</expan>
πατρός
<g type="stop" />
<expan>
<abbr>
ἰνδ
</abbr>
<supplied reason="abbreviation" >
ικτίωνος
</supplied>
</expan>
<num value="8" >
η
</num>
<g type="cross" />
</ab>
</div>

Apparatus

i. l.1. τόν omitted by MAMA. The superscript Α was first noted by Reinach.

ii. l.1. After λαμπρᾶς the text originally read [[ΑΦ]]ΡΟ[[ΔΙΣΙΑ]]ΙΩΝ; the letters highlighted here were subsequently erased and replaced, and the Ι of ΙΩΝ altered to Τ, to read ΤΑΥΡΟΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ.

Earlier editors did not record the two stops (simple dots) or the apparent trace of a cross at the beginning of l. 2; the stone is broken here, and the reading is not certain.

Translation:

i. The Council and the People (have honoured) Fl(avius) Co<n>stantius, clarissimus praeses, who, as well as his other works, put up the wall.

ii. For the good fortune of the splendid metropolis of the <S>tauropolitans, this work of the gate was also renewed, under Fl(avius) Ampelios, the most eloquent scholasticus and pater, in the eighth indiction.

Commentary:

i: For Flavius Constantius see also 6.4, and discussion at ALA III.16.

ii: For Flavius Ampelios see also 4.202, 2.19, 8.609 and discussion at ALA IV.33..

Photographs:

Left end (1972)
 Left end (1972)
Centre (1972)
 Centre (1972)
Right end (1972)
 Right end (1972)
Face (1973)
 Face (1973)
Face (1975)
 Face (1975)
Walls: north east gate and ALA 140 (2004)
 Walls: north east gate and ALA 140 (2004)

Representations:

Deering notebook, page 4
 Deering notebook, page 4
Wood notebook 14, page 46
 Wood notebook 14, page 46

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