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P.150. Fragmentary honours for an imperial female

Description: Three adjoining fragments from the right side of a marble panel, chipped at the edges (w: 0.13 x h: 0.12 x d: 0.07).
Text: Inscribed on one face.
Letters: 0.012-0.02; rather roughly cut.

Date: 81-96 CE

Findspot: Ptolemais: Street of the Monuments; found in 1955.
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Tolmeita Museum


[Δομειτίαν? Σεβαστ]α̣ν ( vac. 3)
[γυναῖκα Αὐτοκ]ράτορο̣[ς]
[Δομετιανο?]ῦ̣ Κ̣αίσαρ[ος]
[Σεβαστοῦ Γ]ερμανικ[οῦ]
5[c. 7ο]ς̣ Ἴαλος Υ[.]-
[c. 6 Ὑπε]ρβάσσας [.]
[ἱερεῖς Ἀ]πόλλωνο[ς]




English translation

Translation by: Charlotte Roueché

Domitia Augusta, wife of Emperor Domiian Caesar Augustus, victor in Germania: [ . . -]os (scil. son) of Ial, [ . . . ], Hyperbassas [priests ] of Apollo (scil. dedicated her statue)


The dedication of a statue of the wife or daughter of a reigning emperor. From what survives of his name and titles, the choice lies between Domitian and Trajan and Domitian's name fills the requirements of the spacing better.

Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. View of the three fragments (Joyce Reynolds, Tolmeita V. 27, NS.XIII.27)

   Fig. 2. a and c, face (1961-05-26, Joyce Reynolds III.28)

   Fig. 3. a and c, view (Reynolds XII.1)

   Fig. 4. a and c, face