This is the only dedication to Sabazius from Serdica, but the cult of this god, often connected with Zeus and named with the double name Zeus Sabazius, is well attested in the administrative territory of the city; cf. the dedications IGBulg 2023 (for a temple of Sabazius, from Maslovo - Kostinbrod); IGBulg 2015 (dedication by a priest to Zeus Sabazius, from the village of Mramor); IGBulg 1985 (from the village of Buhovo); IGBulg 2034 (from the vicinity of Dragoman). The god bears the epithet Αθυπαρηνος, derived from the name of a village *Αθυ-παρα (lit. "Athys's village"; unlocated), which indicates the origin of the cult.
According to the text, the altar (or an altar-shaped pedestal for a cult statue) originally belonged to a newbuilt temple of the god. The location of this temple remains unknown, since the altar was re-used in a later wall and could have been brought from afar. Another altar, found in re-use in the same late structure, was dedicated to Apollo with the epithet Raniscelenus, IGBulg 1928.
The name of the priest Aurelius Diza suggests that he might have received his Roman citizenship and the nomen Aurelius with the Constitutio Antoniniana of AD 212. The cognomen Diza points to a Thracian origin. The name of his father Lucius is a Roman praenomen used as a single name.
The phrase ἐκξ εὐχῆς, incorrectly written with a double [k] in the preposition (instead of ἐξ), is very rare in Greek (the common expression uses another preposition, κατ' εὐχήν) and was probably influenced by the Latin formula "ex voto".