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4. Honorary inscription for Drusus

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For Drusus

Left corner of a block belonging to a statue base, seen and documented by Heberdey in 1895 in the area of the agora and lost since. Schindler copied the text from Heberdey's notebook and produced a drawing based on his sketches.

Schindler 1972, no. 1 (drawing); BullÉp 1973, no. 450; 1979, no. 623; Milner 1998, p. 2, no. 1.17.

Height including the cornice: 25 cm; height without the cornice: 15 cm; length including the cornice: 68 cm; length without the cornice: 57 cm; depth including the cornice: 70 cm; letters: 6 cm.

The inscription may not be complete, and the stone appears to have belonged to a larger monument. The dedication may have been directed either towards Nero Claudius Drusus, the brother of Tiberius (the older Drusus), or the son of Tiberius (the younger Drusus), or the son of Germanicus. Lycia, to which Boubon belonged in the lifetime of all three persons, became a Roman province during Claudius' reign. But a member of the imperial family could well have been honored before that. Nero Claudius Drusus had recieved honors in the East during his lifetime, as well as after his death, from Samos and Myra (Schindler).