Description: Moulded altar (w:
0.73 x h:
1.41 x d:
0.73) of compact brown limestone,damaged above and considerably weathered;
Text: Inscribed on the front within a moulded panel (die, w: 0.46 x h: 0.59) and near the top of the left-hand face. Carved in relief on the left-hand face, below the inscription, with a jug standing in a basin; on the right-hand face a patera; and on the back a casket. Above the upper moulding was a rectangular crowning feature ( h: 0.12) carved at the angles with rosette-centred volutes; in the centre of the left-hand (the only surviving) face is an open hand above a pine cone a) On the front. b) On the left-hand side.
Letters: a) Rustic capitals: 0.03-0.04, b) Capitals: 0.04.
Date: CE 201-211 (reign)
a.7: possibly [I]M[PP]P, with the second P erased.
Translation by: J. M. Reynolds
To Jupiter Optimus Maximus Dolichenus, for the safety and victory of our lords the three Augusti and (erased name) and the return of the emperors to their own city. Titus Flavius [---]arinus, legionary centurion, willingly paid his vow. b. Dedicated on the 11th of April.
Bibliography: Merlat, 1949 276-289; Guey, 1950a 55 ff., whence AE, 1951.228 and page 25; IRT, 1952, 292, on which Guey, 1953 340 whence Reynolds, 1955 143, whence IRT, 2009, 292, EDH 021460; for BSR images see BSR Digital Collections.Discussed Guey, 1952 61-63, whence AE, 1952, page 52, AE, 1953.189; Grosso, 1968 , whence AE, 1968.8c.