• r2-275-10
    Base for statue of Hera, view of inscription. (©Archaeological Exploration of Sardis/President and Fellows of Harvard College)
  • r2-275-20
    Base for statue of Hera, view of inscription. (©Archaeological Exploration of Sardis/President and Fellows of Harvard College)
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    Base for statue of Hera, view of inscription. (©Archaeological Exploration of Sardis/President and Fellows of Harvard College)

Base for statue of Hera, set up by Socrates Pardalas and restored by Julia Lydia

Date
20-30 AD , Roman
Sardis or Museum Inv. No.
IN63.123
Material
Marble, Stone
Object Type
Sculpture, Statue Base, Inscription
Inscription Type
Inscription language
Greek
Sculpture Type
Inscription of lost statue
Inscription Text
	Σωκράτης Πολεμαίου
	Παρδαλᾶς τὸν ναὸν κατε-
	σκεύασεν καὶ τὴν Ἥραν ἀνέ-
    4	θηκεν·v Ιουλία Λυδία ἡ ὑωνὴ
	αὐτοῦ μετὰ τὸν σεισμὸν
	ἐπεσκεύασεν.
Inscription Translation
“Sokrates Pardalas, son of Polemaios, built the temple and erected the (statue of) Hera. Iulia Lydia, his granddaughter, restored it after the earthquake.”
Inscription Comment
Text and translation of G. Petzl.
Site
Sardis
Sector
Syn
Trench
Syn 63
Locus
Syn MH Spolia
B-Grid Coordinates
E94 / N9 ca. *97
Findspot
Built into the cross wall, see Fig. 5.
Description

The preserved top of the plinth has fine pointed chisel work; the interior of the cutting for the statue base is rough chiseled. The profile shows a simple molding at top and bottom, with a drafted band below the top molding.

Socrates son of Polemaios Pardalas is also known from other Sardis inscriptions (Sardis VII, nos. 22, 91, 122, 127). The earthquake refers to the devastation of A.D. 17.

Dimensions
H. 0.0435; W. 0. 70; D. 0.63. Cutting for statue 0.57 by 0.42.
Comments
See Also
M14, No. 440
Bibliography
Published: Hanfmann, Croesus, 43-44; Hanfmann, Sardis R1, 174 n. 114, mention.
Author
NHR