Honorary decree for Q(uintus) Lollius
Greek, East Greek
Roman Imperial Period
Findspot: Anatolia (Turkey), Troad, Assos (Behramkale), Western Street of Tombs
20.3 x 28 cm (8 x 11 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
The slab has mouldings on both sides, showing that both sides were to be exposed to view. On the rear side, the corner of a slightly sunken panel is visible, which makes it probable that this side contained the marble portrait (in bas-relief) mentioned in the inscription.
This is a bilingual inscription, consisting of a Latin and a Greek part. The letters KO in line 3 make the restoration of lines 1, 2, and 3 certain. Quintus Lollius Philetaerus is also mentioned in Sterret nos. 15-17; for the genealogy of Quintus Lollius Philetaerus, see Sterret, pp. 37-39. A Quintus Lollius is also mentioned in a Latin inscription of Alexandria in the Troas (CIL 3.388).
“Q(uintus) Lollius [Philetaeros, son of Quintus]
the people [have honored? Quintus]
Lollius [Philetairos, son of] Qu[intus]
with a golden wreath [ and]
an inscribed portrait [ ]
From Assos (Behramkale, Turkey); western Street of Tombs, in front of a rectangular foundation with no trace of superstructure. 1881-2: excavated by the Archaeological Institute of America; gift of the Archaeological Institute of America to MFA, January 15, 1884.
Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America