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Funerary stele for Paulos and Kyrill[a/os]

Type of monument:
Funerary stele.
Yunak (Axylon): not recorded.
Stele, defaced above.
Ht. 0.70; W. 0.48; Th. 0.20; letters 0.025-0.030.
WMC notebook copy (1954/35).
Third century AD.

Αὐρ(ήλιος) Ζώσιμος καὶ [ἡ σύ]-
νβιος αὐτῶ Αὐρ(ηλία) Ματ̣[ρ]-
ώνα τοῖς ἰδίοις τέ[κ]-
[ν]οις γλυκυτάτοις [Π]-
5[α]ύλῳ καὶ Κυρίλλ[ῃ/ῳ]
- - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Aur(elius) Zosimos and his wife Aur(elia) Matrona for their sweetest children Paulos and Kyrill[a/os...]

The personal name Ματρώνα (lines 2-3), a transliteration of the Latin noun matrona, seems to have been unusually popular in Galatia and Lykaonia: the name is attested seven times in MAMA I, thirteen times in MAMA VII and seven times in RECAM II. Cf. also MAMA XI 352 (1956/197: Savatra); MAMA XI 331 (1956/179: Perta); MAMA XI 201 (1954/41: Kuyulusebil); MAMA XI 242 (1957/31: Altılar).

Yunak lies on the east slopes of Bayadkolu, overlooking the small Eşme ova, in which lay the ancient village of Selmea (Kuzören). This inscription, and the four stones copied at Yunak by Anderson 1899: 301, nos. 229-32, ought all to be assigned to Selmea: see the Introduction.


Notebook copy of MAMA XI 217 (Axylon 17: 1954-35)

Notebook copy of MAMA XI 217 (Axylon 17: 1954-35)