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P.340. Captions for imperial statues: Claudius and Antonia.

Description: Limestone base broken at the right side (w: 1.13 x h: 0.685 x d: 0.355).
Text: Inscribed on one face in two columns: i will have started in an adjacent block to the left; ii to the right of i.
Letters: 0.04-0.055

Date: 41 to 54 A.D

Findspot: Ptolemais: "dans le mur de Kasr-el-Askar", Fortress of the Dux; recorded in 1825.
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Tolmeita Museum (1985)


[---] | Σ̣εβαστός
( vac. )
Ἀντωνία ( vac. 1) Κλαυδ[ίου]
Καίσαρος ( vac. 2) θυγ[άτηρ]


[---] | .ΕΒΑΣΤΟΣ


1: ΕΒΑΣΙΟΣ Pacho, 1827 ; ΚΛΑΥ : Καλυ Pacho, 1827
2: Θυγ : ΟΜ Pacho, 1827
1-2: [Πτολεμαιέων ὁ δῆμος ὁ φιλοσ]έβασ[τ]ος Ἀντωνίᾳ Κ[λα]υ[δίου Νέρωνος Δρούσου Γερμανικοῦ γυναικί (ἔτους) . . . ] Καίσαρο[ς Φα]μ[ενώθ . . . CIG, Vol.III from Letronne, reading Pacho's transcription as a continuous text, with lacunae.

English translation

Translation by: Editors

i. [---] ?Claudius] Augustus.

ii. Antonia, daughter of Claudius Caesar


Clearly from a composite base carrying statues of the emperor Claudius and his family. Antonia, eldest daughter of Claudius, (PIR2 A 0886) survived until AD 65 CE, but the inscription in her honour is likely to belong to the reign of Claudius 41-54 CE. She had estates in Egypt; see PIR Addenda

Bibliography: Letronne, 1828, IV, pp.262-3; Pacho, 1827 LXXIV with Letronne p.400-401, and from these CIG, Vol.III, 5186 whence IGRR, I.1025.
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Transcription (1827, Pacho, plate LXXIV)

   Fig. 2. Left column (Reynolds XIII.34.2)

   Fig. 3. Right column (Reynolds XIII.34.1)

   Fig. 4. Monument view (Joyce Reynolds, Tolmeita IV.14, NS.XVII.14)