(0011) Text: [I(ovi) O(ptimo) M(aximo) Turma]sgade. || Iulius Magnu(s) | Ɔ leg(ionis) XII Fulm(inatae)
Translation: For Jupiter the Best and Greatest Turmasgade. Julius Magnus, centurion of legio XII Fulminata, erected this altar.
Commentary: Turmasgade is a north Syrian diety (see Eck) – the province where the legion was located in the mid-60s CE. Legio XII Fulminata was in Judaea only during the Judaean War, so this inscription must have been erected during combat operations.
Provenience: Caesarea Maritima, Judaea 66-70 CE
Bibliography: AE 1963.274; AE 1984.911; I.Caes.Mar. 119; CIIP 2.1129*; Werner Eck, “Ein Altar aus Caesarea Maritima und ein neues Dokument für den nordsyrischen Gott Turmasgade,” Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 174 (2010): 185-188.