Aulus Ulpius Aurelius
(0062) Text: Α(ὐλὸς) Οὔλπιος [Αὐ]- | ρήλ(ιος) οὐε(τερανὸς) λεγ(ιῶνος) | γ’ Κυρ(ηναίων) Διὶ Βή(λῳ) | εὐξ(άμενος) ἀνέθη- | κεν.
Translation: Aulus Ulpius Aurelius, a veteran of legio III Cyrenaica, having made a vow to Zeus Bel, dedicated this.
Commentary: Date is uncertain, but it seems likely that Aulus was part of the Arabian garrison present from the mid-second century. If so, the inscription would be after the period of interest; this is further suggested by Eck’s emendation of the cognomen from Αὐρήλιος to Αὐρηλιανός, as the the latter name was popular in later periods.
Provenience: Casphor, Batanaea (Khisfîn) 70-300 CE
Bibliography: SEG 46.1949; Robert C. Gregg and Dan Urman, Jews, Pagans, and Christians in the Golan Heights: Greek and Other Inscriptions of the Roman and Byzantine Eras, South Florida Studies in the History of Judaism 140 (Atlanta: Scholars, 1996), no. 71*; Werner Eck, “Zu Militärinschriften im römischen Iudaea: Epigraphische Vorarbeiten zum CIIP,” Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 197 (2016): 239.