§54 Titus Flavius Valens

Titus Flavius Valens

(0054) Text: Τίτος Φλ(άουιος) Οὐάλ[ης] ἀπὸ δεκαδάρχηων Οὐ(αλεντείνῃ) Ἰ(ουλιᾳ) γ(υναικὶ) ε(ὐσεβεστάτῃ)

Translation: Titus Flavius Valens former decurion, for his pious wife Julia Valentina. (Trans. Christopher B. Zeichmann)

Commentary: Titus Flavius Valens is known from another Greek inscription (§55). Beit Nattif is located roughly 20 km from both Khirbet ‘Arak Hala (which garrisoned alae Antiana Gallorum et Thracum) and Jerusalem (which garrisoned legio X Fretensis).  It is likely that Titus Flavius Valens was in one of these units.

Provenience: Beit Nattif, Palestine 70-150 CE

Bibliography: IGR 3.1207