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    Inscription on base for statue of Lucius Verus. (©Archaeological Exploration of Sardis/President and Fellows of Harvard College)

Base for Statue of Lucius Verus

Date
166 AD , Roman
Sardis or Museum Inv. No.
IN58.004
Material
Marble, Stone
Object Type
Sculpture, Statue Base, Inscription
Inscription Type
Inscription language
Greek
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
Site
Sardis
Sector
B
Trench
B 58
Locus
B BSH
Findspot
Found in situ on bench in the S apse of BSH.
Description

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.

Condition

Marble.

Slightly chipped at upper r. corner; and other small chips.

Dimensions
H. 0.86; W. 1.95; D. 1.12. H. of letters 0.06.
Comments
See Also
M14, No. 378
Bibliography
Published: BASOR154, 14, fig. 4; 158, 7-10. Hanfmann, Letters, 33, fig. 17-18; Yegül, Bath-Gymnasium, 102f.
Author
NHR