Dedication by Hadrianius Demetrianus and Hadrianius Asclepiades

Monument III.1421 (= V.5524)
Editor
Georgi Mihailov
Type of monument
statue base
Material
marble
Find place
near the Sveti Spas church, to the West of the former Voden village, now Gorni Voden district of Asenovgrad
Origin
territory of Philippopolis
Dimensions
height 115 cm, width 39 cm, depth 23 cm
Institution and inventory
Asenovgrad History Museum, exhibited in front of the Museum
No —
Letter size
height 2.5 - 3 cm
Layout description
Rectangular statue base, broken above and to the right, moulded in the upper and lower parts. The inscription is on the front side, in a framed field.
Decoration description
Text
Category of inscription
private dedication - prose
Date
second half of II c. or III c. AD
Dating criteria
lettering
Images
Text

Ἁδριάνιοι Δημ̣[η]-
τριανὸς καὶ Ἀ[σκλη]-
πιάδης τὸν βω[μὸν]
κα⸢ὶ τ⸣ὸ ἄγαλμα ἐκ
5τῶν ἰδίων ἀνέ[στη]-
σαν ἐν τόπῳ ἰδίῳ. [εὐ]-
τυχῶς. (vac.)

AΔΡΙANΙΟΙΔΗṂ[.]
ΤΡΙΑNOΣΚΑIA[....]
ΠΙAΔΗΣΤONΒΩ[...]
ΚΑΠΣOAΓΑΛMΑEΚ
5ΤΩNIΔIΩNANE[...]
ΣΑNEN..ΠΩIΔIΩ[..]
ΤΥΧΩΣ vacat
Text
Hadrianius Demetrianus and Hadrianius Asclepiades erected this base and the statue at their own expense and in their own place. May it be fortunate!
⤦ n: 1

tag: lb
Ἁδριάνιοι Δημ̣η τριανὸς καὶ Ἀσκλη πιάδης

nymRef: Ἁδριάνιοι Δημητριανὸς καὶ Ἀσκληπιάδης
tag: persName
Ἁδριάνιοι

ref: Hadrianius
nymRef: Ἁδριάνιος
type: gentilicium
tag: name
Δημ̣η τριανὸς

ref: Demetrianus
nymRef: Δημητριανός
type: cognomen
tag: name
Δημ̣

tag: #text
η

tag: supplied
⤦ n: 2

break: no
tag: lb
τριανὸς

tag: #text
καὶ

tag: w
Ἀσκλη πιάδης

ref: Asclepiades
nymRef: Ἀσκληπιάδης
type: cognomen
tag: name

tag: #text
σκλη

tag: supplied
⤦ n: 3

break: no
tag: lb
πιάδης

tag: #text
τὸν

tag: w
βωμὸν

lemma: βωμός
tag: w
βω

tag: #text
μὸν

tag: supplied
⤦ n: 4

tag: lb
καπσὶ τ

tag: choice
καπ

tag: w
κα

tag: #text
π

tag: sic
σ

tag: sic
ὶ τ

tag: corr

tag: #text
ἄγαλμα

lemma: ἄγαλμα
tag: w
ἐκ

lemma: ἐκ
tag: w
⤦ n: 5

tag: lb
τῶν

tag: w
ἰδίων

lemma: ἴδιος
tag: w
ἀνέστη σαν

lemma: ἀνίστημι
tag: w
ἀνέ

tag: #text
στη

tag: supplied
⤦ n: 6

break: no
tag: lb
σαν

tag: #text
ἐν

lemma: ἐν
tag: w
τόπῳ

lemma: τόπος
tag: w
τό

tag: unclear
πῳ

tag: #text
ἰδίῳ

lemma: ἴδιος
tag: w
.

tag: #text
εὐ τυχῶς

lemma: εὐτυχῶς
tag: w
εὐ

tag: supplied
⤦ n: 7

break: no
tag: lb
τυχῶς

tag: #text
.

tag: #text

extent: unknown
unit: character
tag: space
Apparatus
Letters in ligature:
3 ησ;
4 πσ;
5 νε;
6 νε.
Apparatus:
The text of the inscription is given according to the edition of Mihailov, with changes after a personal observation by Sharankov.
4ΚΑΠСΟ (with ligature πς) instead of ΚΑΙΤΟ. The mistake was probably corrected with paint by the colouring of the letters.
Rectangular sigma, lunar and angular omega.
Commentary

The dedicants are Roman citizens, their common Roman nomen of Hadrianius suggests that they are either brothers or a father and a son; the cognomen of Asclepiades is Greek and of Demetrianus is Roman of Greek origin. The nomen Hadrianius, undoubtedly connected with the name of Emperor Hadrian, has been attested only in the province of Thrace; the only seeming exception is one Hadrianius Sallustius, praefect of Aegypt in AD 279-282, but he is obviously a descendant of the archpriest Publius Hadrianius Sallustius attested in Philippopolis ca. AD 204 (IGBulg 5407).

The word βωμός (commonly "altar") is used with the meaning of "statue base" as in other inscriptions from Thrace (cf. IGBulg 1452).

Bibliography
Mihailov, Georgius. Inscriptiones Graecae in Bulgaria repertae. Vol. III.1, 1961.