Altar With Dedication Text From Taimarṣu And Shalmallat

Description

This altar bears an image of a right hand holding a bundle of lightning. The altars carry inscription on the top frieze that translates as follows: (*)

”He whose name is blessed forever, the good.
Dedicated Taimarṣu and Shalmallat, because
they called him and he answered them in the
hour of trouble. He made a miracle in the day
of justice, In the month of ʻAyar, AD 214.”!

  • Material: Limestone

  • Date: 214 CE

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  • Excavated from: Palmyra- Temple Of The Standards: Diocletian Camp (*)

  • Archaeological Mission: Polish Archaeological Mission

  • Archaeological Museum Of Palmyra – 2011

Excavation Site Location

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( * ) Text reading and translation by Aleksandra Kubiak | PHD

ANONYMOUS GOD REVISITED. A CASE OF PALMYRENE DEDICATIONS. Aleksandra Kubiak | PHD

Image is courtesy of  Aleksandra Kubiak | PHD

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