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IDR III/1, 134

Denumirea piesei:
Votive altar;
Material, technology:
Bucova marble, elegantly processed and inscribed (fragmentary condition due to the friability of the stone);
State of preservation:
precarious, the field of the inscription is almost entirely red from antiquity (traces of red paint inside the letters);
80 x 28 x 31 cm, h (letters) = 3 - 3.5 cm;
the preserved part with capital and base has in the upper central part a rosette, at the right edge a volute, elegant profiling (at the Museum from Caransebeș there is also a smaller fragment, from the left side) - I have shown here the drawing that reconstitutes the whole monument.
Bel [o] deo Palmyr (eno) / Ae [l (ius) Z] abdibol / ar [m] orum cus (tos) / e [x Nu] mero / Pal [myreno] rum / v (otum) s (olvit ) l (ibens) m (erito) Translation: To Bel the god of Palmyra, Aelius Zabdibol, gunsmith from the (unit) numerus of palmyreni, the oath made he gladly fulfilled according to merit.
Place of discovery:
found in a secondary position reused in the wall of the great camp at Tibiscum (east side, close to the praetoria gate of the great camp);
Observations, dating:
the text is a dedication (unique in Dacia) to the god of the homeland, Bel of Palmyra, sec. II-III p.Chr .;
Place of storage:
Banat National Museum Timisoara, inv.inv: IV 7495;
Bibliography and databases:
Doina Benea, Petru Bona, Tibiscum, Ed. Museion, Bucharest, 1994; Ovidiu Țentea, Ex Oriente Ad Danubium. The Syrian Units on the Danube Frontier of the Roman Empire, Mega Publishing House, Cluj-Napoca, 2012, pp. 71-72. AE 1971, 00405; AE 1977, 00694 UEL 15411; HD 020599; EDCS-11200445
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