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Funerary bomos for C. Marius Priscus and Maria Dada

Type of monument:
Funerary bomos.
Zengen (Özkent) (Axylon): in the wall of a building.
Bomos, buried below. Inscription on upper moulding; On the shaft, male figure in toga (l.) and veiled female figure in stola (r.) in relief; to the right of the female figure, incised spindle and distaff.
Ht. 0.50+; W. 0.41 (upper moulding), 0.36 (shaft); Th. 0.35 (upper moulding), 0.33 (shaft); letters 0.020-0.025.
WMC notebook copy; photograph (1954/70).
W. M. Calder, MAMA VII xxvi (a) (text only).
Roman imperial period.

Μαρία Δαδα Γαίῳ
Μαρίῳ Πρείσκῳ ἀ[ν]-
δρὶ καὶ ἑατῇ ζῶσα
μνήμης χάριν.
Line 3: ἑαυτῇ ζώσῃ MAMA VII.
Maria Dada, for her husband Gaius Marius Priscus and herself, (set this up) while still living, in memoriam.

I assume that Μαρία in line 1 is the female form of the Latin gentilician Marius. For other Marii in this region, see I.Ankara 224 (L. Marius Pudens) and 268 (M. Marius Pasikrates and his children M. Maria Domna and M. Marius Pasikrates); MAMA I 168 (Fl. Maria Seleukissa: Laodikeia). For the possibility that Dada and Priscus owed their nomen to a Roman patron, see the commentary to MAMA XI 212 (1954/71). For the indigenous name Δαδα, see Zgusta 1964: 139-40 §244-1.


MAMA XI 213 (Axylon 13: 1954-70)

MAMA XI 213 (Axylon 13: 1954-70)