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P.125. Building inscription

Description: Circular limestone cippus or pedestal moulded above and broken below; h: 0.44 x diam.: 0.48
Text: Inscribed just below the moulding.
Letters: Late antique; 0.07-0.08m

Date: Fourth - sixth century CE

Findspot: Ptolemais: Street of the Monuments, south side, not far from the Arch of Constantine, standing upside down; found in 1935.
Original location: Unknown.
Last recorded location: Unknown.


ἐπὶ τοῦ λαμπ(ροτάτου) Μ̣α̣ρί( vac. 1)νου ((crux))



English translation

Translation source: Reynolds-Ward-Perkins-Goodchild, 2003

Under (in the time of) the distinguished (i.e. clarissimus) Marinos


Marinos (PLRE II, Marinus 5) was presumably responsible for some decorative features in the street. His rank indicates a senator; the dating formula suggests that he was holding civic office, perhaps as pater civitatis (on this title see ALA2004 IV.23).

Bibliography: Reynolds, 1960, 15, whence SEG 18.763 PHI 324461, PLRE II, Marinus 5; Reynolds-Ward-Perkins-Goodchild, 2003, 199.1
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Face, centre (Joyce Reynolds, I, 41)

   Fig. 2. Face, left end (Joyce Reynolds, I, 42)