§154 Celesticus the Centurion

Celesticus the Centurion

(0154) Text: [Celestico Ɔ] | leg(ionis) III Ga [ll(icae), II]II S[cy(thicae)], VI Fer(ratae), c[ura-] | tori […], curatori | [ripae sup]er(ioris) et inferior(is), [cu-] | [ratori coh(ortis) I] Sebast(enae) et coh(ortis) […] | […]rum Taimi | […]

Translation: Celesticus, centurion of legiones III Gallica, IIII Scythica, VI Ferrata, curator […] curator of the northern and southern banks, curator of cohortes I Sebastenorum and […] (Trans. Christopher B. Zeichmann)

Commentary: Celesticus was also honoured in §153. Note that he was in cohors I Sebastenorum; he was a curator early in his career, so it is conceivable that he was a Palestinian native recruited into the Judaean auxilia before it was transferred to Syria.

Provenience: Palmyra, Syria (Tadmur, Syria) 81-96 CE

Bibliography: IGLS 17.207; Henri Seyrig, “Antiquités Syriennes,” Syria 22 (1941): 236-240.