• m14-310-10
    Inscribed Block (©Archaeological Exploration of Sardis/President and Fellows of Harvard College)

Inscribed Block from Anta of the Metroon (reused in Synagogue): End of Letter from Antiochos III?

Date
ca. 213 BC., Hellenistic
Sardis or Museum Inv. No.
IN63.119
Material
Marble, Stone
Object Type
Architecture, Inscription
Inscription Type
Letter or Dossier Containing Letters, Decisions, Petitions, Subscriptiones, Honors
Inscription language
Greek
Inscription Text
		[          ]Ḷ[ . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . ]Κ̣ΑΘ[ . . ]Α̣Σ̣ [ἀπ]αγγελο[ῦ]-
		[σιν ὑ]μῖν καὶ οἱ πρεσβευταὶ περὶ τῶν αὐτῶν. Ἔρρωσθε.
Inscription Translation
“[- - -] Your ambassadors will also report to you about the same matters. Farewell.”
Inscription Comment
Site
Sardis
Sector
Syn
Trench
Syn 63
Locus
Syn MH Spolia
B-Grid Coordinates
E45.5 / N6.2 *98.42
Findspot
Synagogue, Main Hall, reused in one of the piers at the western end, see Gauthier, pl. XIV; originally belonging to an anta of the late Classical or Hellenistic Metroon (see no. 308, 4–5 comm.).
Description

Block of grayish-white marble, upper left corner damaged; separated by a blank space of 0.16 m, the inscription is followed by no. 302. For further details see Gauthier, pl. XII (drawing of the stone).

Dimensions
H. 0.64, W. 0.71, Th. 0.76, max. H. of letters 0.015.
Comments

1 Gauthier hesitatingly proposes [ἐ̣ν̣ τ̣ο̣ῖ̣ς̣] κ̣α̣θ᾿ [ἡμ]ᾶς or [ὑμ]ᾶς (“in matters concerning us [or: you]”).

Material aspects rule out the possibility that these lines are the end of the letter of Antiochos III, no. 309 (Gauthier, pp. 114–15).

See Also
M14, No. 302
Bibliography
Gauthier, Nouv. inscr. Sard. II, pp. 113–16, no. 4A, pl. V (photograph of the stone), with translation and detailed commentary (SEG 39, 1286A; Ma, Antiochos III, pp. 360–62, no. 41A, with translation and note).
Author
GP