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  • Plaque with bilingual inscription, Early Imperial, 1st century a.d.
    Roman, Cypriot; said to be from Larnaca (Kition), Cyprus
    Limestone; 13 3/4 x 15 1/4 x 4 7/8 in. (34.9 x 38.7 x 12.4 cm)
    The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76 (74.51.2393)

    This funerary plaque is unusual in that it has inscriptions (CIL III, 6731 = IGR III, 983) in both Latin and Greek, each of which follows conventions appropriate to the respective language. It reads in Latin above: "Julia Donata, the freedwoman of Olympus, lies here," and in Greek below: "Good Ioulia Donata, the freedwoman of Olympos, farewell."

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  • Plaque with bilingual inscription, Early Imperial, 1st century A.D.
    Roman, Cypriot; said to be from Larnaca (Kition), Cyprus
    Limestone; 13 3/4 x 15 1/4 x 4 7/8 in. (34.9 x 38.7 x 12.4 cm)
    The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76 (74.51.2393)


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