Description:
Two adjoining fragments of a white marble statue base shaft, complete above (H. 0.45 × W. 1.10 × D. 0.45).
Text:
Inscribed on one face; the text must have begun on a crowning feature.
Letters:
ll. 1-11, 0.025; ll. 12-20, 0.015. Ligatures: ΝΗΝ, l. 3; ΗΝ, l. 4; ΤΗ, ll.6, 12; ΝΗ, l.12
Date:
A.D. 253-260 (content)
Findspot:
Walls, South (east part): reused in the section excavated in 1975.
Original Location:
Unknown.
Last recorded location:
Museum (1994).
History of discovery:
Excavated by the NYU expedition in 1975 (75.330; SBI 38a & 38b).
Bibliography:
Published by •Roueché, (1981), 4, whence SEG 1981.908, BE 1982.357, An.Ép. 1981.768; by Roueché, Aphrodisias in Late Antiquity no. 5. whence McCabe PHI Aphrodisias 254.
Text constituted from:
Transcriptions (Reynolds, Roueché). This edition Roueché (2007).
0[ Ἡ βουλὴ καὶ ὁ ]
1 scroll δῆμος scroll
2Μᾶρκον Αὐρήλιον
3Διογένην πρεσ-
4βευτὴν Σεβασ-
5τῶν ἀντιστρά-
6τηγον stop τὸν δίκαι-
7ον καὶ ἁγνὸν
8 καὶ ἀνδρεῖον
9 καὶ πάσ̣ῃ ἀρε-
10τῇ κεκοσμη-
11 scroll μένον scroll
11a       vacat
12 προν<ο>ησαμένου τῆς
13 ἀναστάσεως Ἀντω-
14νίου Νεικομάχου
15 τοῦ πατρὸς τοῦ πρώ-
16του ἄρχοντος Ἀντω-
17νίου Κλαυδίου Νει-
18κομάχου ἀρχιερέ-
19ων ἐκγόνου τοῦ ἀ-
20 scroll ξιολογωτάτου scroll
0[·············]
1 scroll ΔΗΜΟΣ scroll
2ΜΑΡΚΟΝΑΥΡΗΛΙΟΝ
3ΔΙΟΓΕΝΗΝΠΡΕΣ
4ΒΕΥΤΗΝΣΕΒΑΣ
5ΤΩΝΑΝΤΙΣΤΡΑ
6ΤΗΓΟΝ stop ΤΟΝΔΙΚΑΙ
7ΟΝΚΑΙΑΓΝΟΝ
8ΚΑΙΑΝΔΡΕΙΟΝ
9ΚΑΙΠΑ·ΗΑΡΕ
10ΤΗΚΕΚΟΣΜΗ
11 scroll ΜΕΝΟΝ scroll
11a       vacat
12ΠΡΟΝΗΣΑΜΕΝΟΥΤΗΣ
13ΑΝΑΣΤΑΣΕΩΣΑΝΤΩ
14ΝΙΟΥΝΕΙΚΟΜΑΧΟΥ
15ΤΟΥΠΑΤΡΟΣΤΟΥΠΡΩ
16ΤΟΥΑΡΧΟΝΤΟΣΑΝΤΩ
17ΝΙΟΥΚΛΑΥΔΙΟΥΝΕΙ
18ΚΟΜΑΧΟΥΑΡΧΙΕΡΕ
19ΩΝΕΚΓΟΝΟΥΤΟΥΑ
20 scroll ΞΙΟΛΟΓΩΤΑΤΟΥ scroll
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βουλὴ
καὶ
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δῆμος
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Μᾶρκον
Αὐρήλιον
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Διογέ
νην
πρεσ
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βευτ
ὴν
Σεβασ
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τῶν
ἀντιστρά
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τη
γον
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τὸν
δίκαι
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ον
καὶ
ἁγνὸν
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καὶ
ἀνδρεῖον
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καὶ
πά
<unclear reason="damage" >
σ
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ἀρε
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τῇ
κεκοσμη
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μένον
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<space extent="1" unit="line" dim="vertical" />
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προ
ν
<supplied reason="omitted" >
ο
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η
σαμένου
τῆ
ς
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ἀναστάσεως
Ἀντω
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νίου
Νεικομάχου
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τοῦ
πατρὸς
τοῦ
πρώ
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του
ἄρχοντος
Ἀντω
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νίου
Κλαυδίου
Νει
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κομάχου
ἀρχιερέ
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ων
ἐκγόνου
τοῦ
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ξιολογωτάτου
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Translation:

[The Council and the] People (have honoured) Marcus Aurelius Diogenes, legatus Augustorum pro praetore, he (who is) just, and decent, and brave, and adorned with every virtue; the most worthy Antonius Neikomachos, father of the first archon Antonius Claudius Neikomachos, offspring of high-priests, supervised the erection (of the monument).

Commentary:

See discussion at ALA I.14.

Photographs:

Lower part (1977)
 Lower part (1977)
Upper part (1978)
 Upper part (1978)
Top of base (1993)
  Top of base (1993)
Assembled (1994)
  Assembled (1994)

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