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    Base for images of the children of Kore, in situ, frontal view. (©Archaeological Exploration of Sardis/President and Fellows of Harvard College)

Base for Images of the Children of Kore

Date
211-212 AD, Roman
Sardis or Museum Inv. No.
IN72.001
Material
Marble, Stone
Object Type
Sculpture, Statue Base, Inscription
Inscription Type
Inscription language
Sculpture Type
Inscription of lost statue
Inscription Text
Α]ὐτοκ[ράτορι Καίσαρι Μ] Αὐρ(ηλίῳ) Ἀντωνεί[νῳ 
Καί [σαρι Πο. Σεπτιμίῳ Γέτᾳ Σεβασ]τῷ σὺν παντὶ ὀ̣ [ίκῳ τῶν Σεβαστῶν] 
ἀσερ...νης βασιλείας καὶ τῆς διην[ε]κοῦς καὶ ἀνεικήτ[ου] 
νης καὶ κράτους ἀδιαλείπτου· Κόρης παῖδας (leaf) Κόρον (leaf) Εὐπο[σίαν] 
ὑπὲρ εὐετηρίας καὶ εὐθαλείας πόλεως καὶ περιχώρου Σάρδέ[ων] 
ἀνέθηκεν Γλύκων Γλύκωνος ἐκ τῶν ἰδίων 
τῇ γλυκυτάτῃ καὶ κυ̣ρι̣[ωτάτῃ] 
πρωτόχθονι καὶ β’ νεωκόρῳ(leaf)

Text according to G. Petzl:

[Α]ὐτοκ[ράτορι Καίσαρι Μ(άρκῳ)] Αὐρ(ηλίῳ) Ἀντωνεί[νῳ 
Καί [σαρι Πο(πλίῳ) Σεπτιμίῳ Γέτᾳ Σεβασ]τῷ σὺν παντὶ ο[ἴκῳ
ΑΣΕΡ[...]Ω[.]ΝΗΣ βασιλείας καὶ τῆς διην[ε]κοῦς καὶ ἀνεικήτ[ου διαμο]- 
νῆς καὶ κράτους ἀδιαλείπτου· Κόρης παῖδας (leaf) Κόρον, (leaf) Εὐπο[σίαν] 
ὑπὲρ εὐετηρίας καὶ εὐθαλείας πόλεως καὶ περιχώρου Σάρδε[ων 
ἀνέθηκεν vac. Γλύκων Γλύκωνος vac. ἐκ τῶν ἰδίων τῇ γλυκυτάτῃ καὶ κυρί[ᾳ πατρίδι] 
πρωτόχθονι καὶ β′ νεωκόρῳ.
Inscription Translation
To the Emperor (Caesar Marcus) Aurelius Antoninus (i.e. Caracalla) . . . (and) Caesar Publius Septimius Geta (name erased) Augustus with the whole (house of Emperors?) . . . of the empire and of the eternal and invincible . . . and of the unremitting power . . . Glycon, son of Glycon, from his own resources, dedicated (the images of) the children of Kore-Koros and Eupo(sia) -- for the prosperity and flourishing of the city and territory of Sardis . . . to the dearest and most powerful (homeland?), most ancient and twice awarded an Imperial temple.
Inscription Comment
Site
Sardis
Sector
B
Trench
Syn W 72
Locus
B BE-C
Findspot
in situ, B at N wall of BE-C.
Description

The two blocks have a simple flaring molding at the bottom and rest upon a larger profiled base, which is also made of two blocks.

Condition

Marble.

In two large fragments. Top and r. side damaged. Top surface where preserved is flat.

Dimensions
L. block: W. 1.62; D. 0.54. R. block: W. 1.00; D. 0.54. Max. H. with base 1.475.
Comments
See Also
M14, No. 447
Bibliography
Published: BASOR211, 27, fig. 8; Hanfmann, Sardis R1, 32. The translation is by C. Foss.
Author
NHR