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A.52. Imperial honours, for ?Commodus

Description: Right side of a marble block (w: 0.36 x h: 1.185).
Text: Inscribed on the face.
Letters: Second century CE; 0.03-0.04.

Date: 177-180 CE

Findspot: Apollonia: Village, 'northeast of the modern village'; recorded by Norton in October, 1910.
Original location: Unknown.
Last recorded location: In 'the house of Senussi Effendi' (1910)


[Αὐτοκράτορα Κ]αίσαρα Λ(ούκιον) Α̣ὐρή - ((leaf))
[λιον c. 8] Σ̣εβαστὸν ἀρ-
[χιερέα μέγιστον ἁ] [πό]λις [ἁ Ἁπολλ]ω̣νιά-
[των] ( vac. 1)




2: Robinson supplied Κόμμοδον for the missing imperial name
3: Robinson does not supply [μέγιστον].
4: Robinson omits this line.

English translation

Translation by: Joyce M. Reynolds

[Statue of Emperor C]aesar L(ucius) Aurel[ius . . . ] Augustus, [chief] priest, [the] city of the Apolloniates (scil. set this up).


Either Verus or Commodus. The space available at the beginning of line 2 strongly suggests Commodus; if so the praenomen L(ucius) should indicate a date before 180, but after 177 when he became pontifex maximus.

Bibliography: Robinson, 1913, 69, from Norton, with drawing, whence Reynolds, 1976, 60, SEG 27.1133.
Text constituted from: Previous publication (Reynolds)


None available (2020).