Honorary Inscription

Honorary Inscription (HM292S)

Location: , İzmir 35240 Konak
Country: Turkey
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N 38° 25.143', E 27° 8.305'

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Honorary inscription erected by the city of Smyrna in honor of the chief priest of the Province of Asia, Iulius Menekles Diophantos (200-250 A.D.)

"May good fortune attend. In beauty and size the first and most famous city of Asia, the capital, three times neocorus in accordance with the decision of the most sacred council (the Roman Senate), the adornment of Ionia and his beloved home country, Smyrna, (has honored) Julius Menecles Diophantus, chief priest of the Imperial cult in Asia, who organized gladiator games including fights with sharp weapons and lasting five consecutive days."
HM NumberHM292S
Placed ByIzmir Chamber of Commerce
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, July 5th, 2018 at 1:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)26S E 487916 N 4252320
Decimal Degrees38.41905000, 27.13841667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 25.143', E 27° 8.305'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 25' 8.5800" N, 27° 8' 18.3000" E
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)205
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 153 920. Sk., İzmir 35240, TR
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