§15 Lucius Obulnius

Lucius Obulnius

(0015) Text: [ὑπὲρ τ]ῆς σωτηρία[ς …] | […] βασι[λ]έως Ἀ[γρίππα …]

Translation: For the salvation of King Agrippa […] (Trans. Christopher B. Zeichmann)

Commentary: Obulnius is an Etruscan name (see Gracey). We can ascertain from his other inscriptions that Lucius served in both one of the Augustan cohorts (likely cohors I Canathanorum Augusta) and the army of the Batanaean king Agrippa II. I have written an article that deals extensively with some of the Lucius Obulnius inscriptions (see Zeichmann), though additional inscriptions have since been published that warrant further discussion. Unpublished, provisional text provided by Maurice Sartre (IGLS). Though the inscription does not mention Lucius Obulnius, Sartre contends that it is part of the same series as §14. Lucius Obulnius erected several other inscriptions see §12, §13, §15, §16, §17, §18.

Provenience: Batanaea (Seeia, Syria) 59-96 CE

Bibliography: IGLS 16.269c