- 166 AD , Roman
- Sardis or Museum Inv. No.
- Marble, Stone
- Object Type
- Sculpture, Statue Base, Inscription
- Inscription Type
- Inscription language
- Sculpture Type
- Inscription of lost statue
- Inscription Text
Αὐτοκράτορα Καίσαρα Αὐρ. Ἀντωνῖ- νον Οὐῆρον Σεβαστὸν ἡ β´ νεωκό- ρος Σαρδιανῶν πόλις· Κλ. Ἀντώ(νιος) 4 Λέπιδος ἀνέθηκεν ἀρχιερεὺς Ἀσίας, ἀργυροταμίας πρῶτος, ὁ τῆς περὶ τὸ γυμνάσιον πολιτείας ἐξ ἀρχῆς προνοησάμενος. leaf
- Inscription Translation
- “The city of the Sardians, twice temple warden, (honors) the Imperator Caesar Aurelius Antoninus Verus Augustus. The high-priest of Asia Claudius Antonius Lepidus, first treasurer, who took care, from the beginning, of the activity in connection with the gymnasium, had (the statue) erected.”
- Inscription Comment
- Text and translation of G. Petzl
- B 58
- B BSH
- Found in situ on bench in the S apse of BSH.
The top of the plinth has a cutting, off center, for a statue. The inscription face is slightly concave.
The inscription and statue probably were set up to honor the Emperor on his visit to Sardis in A.D. 166.
Slightly chipped at upper r. corner; and other small chips.
- H. 0.86; W. 1.95; D. 1.12. H. of letters 0.06.
- See Also
- M14, No. 378
- Published: BASOR154, 14, fig. 4; 158, 7-10. Hanfmann, Letters, 33, fig. 17-18; Yegül, Bath-Gymnasium, 102f.