Dedicatory inscription of Lollia Antiochis

Greek, East Greek
Roman Imperial Period
before 2 B.C.


Findspot: Anatolia (Turkey), Troad, Assos (Behramkale), Near the Bath

Dimensions

Overall (Object in steel pan mount): 50.2 x 122.6 cm (19 3/4 x 48 1/4 in.) Weight: 114.31 kg (252 lb.) Other (Height of mount): 50.2 cm (19 3/4 in.) Other (Height of mount with 2 tabs): 53 cm (20 7/8 in.) Other (Depth of mount and cleat): 7 cm (2 3/4 in.) Other (Maximum depth to face of object): 10.8 cm (4 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

84.58a-f

Medium or Technique

White marble

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Inscriptions

Dedicatory inscription of from the Baths at Assos, evidently set in the wall.

“Lollia Antiochis, the wife of Quintus Lollius Philetairos, cultic queen according to ancestral customs, and first among women, dedicated the bath and its annexes to Aphrodite (?,) Iulia and the people.”

Merkelbach dates the piece to a date before 2 B.C. See also the honorary decree for Q. Lollius, MFA 84.50,Merkelbach (1976), no. 18, p. 42, C.I.L. III 7081; IGR IV 258; Merkelbach (1976), no. 17, p. 41, IGR IV 257; and the honorary inscription of Quintus Lollius Philetairos, Merkelbach (1976), no. 15, p. 36, IGR IV 256.

The six fragments were discovered in the street between a market building (probably Hellenistic) that ran along the south flank of the Agora and the Roman baths, located to the south just below it. The findspot would seem to suggest that the inscription was set into the wall facing the street, encountered as one entered the bath from the Agora.

Provenance

From Assos (Behramkale, Turkey); found in six pieces at different times near the bath. 1881-2: excavated by the Archaeological Institute of America; gift of the Archaeological Institute of America to MFA, January 15, 1884.

Credit Line

Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America