Campaign against Jews of Cyprus
(0196) Text: C(aio) Valerio | T(iti) f(ilio) Fab(ia) Rufo honor(ibus) decurionalib(us) | orn(ato) dec(reto) dec(urionum) praef(ecto) coh(ortis) VI praetor(iae) | tr(ibuno) mil(itum) leg(ionis) VII Cl(audiae) P(iae) F(idelis) misso cum vexillo ab | Imp(eratore) Nerva Traiano Optumo Aug(usto) Germ(anico) | Dacico Parth(ico) Cyprum in expeditionem | praef(ecto) alae Gaetulor(orum) praef(ecto) Imp(eratoris) | Caesaris Tra(ia)ni Hadriani Aug(usti) p(atris) p(atriae) | IIvirali potestate | L(ucius) Careius Adiectus Sedatianus | ob merita
Translation: In honour of Gaius Valerius Fabius Rufus, son of Titus, who was granted the rank of company commander of cavalry by the cavalry commanders, and was commander of cohort six, praetor, military tribune of legio VII Claudia sent with a special detachment by the Emperor Trajan for an expedition to Cyprus, commander of ala Gaetulorum, prefect of the Emperor Hadrian with powers of a commission of two. Erected by Lucius on account of his services. (Trans. Fred Baxter)
Commentary: The expedition at Cyprus was part of the War of Quietus. Ala Gaetulorum is well attested in Syria Palaestina after the Bar Kokhba War – and possibly during it – as well.
Provenience: Berytus, Syria (Beirut, Lebanon) 117-138 CE
Bibliography: ILS 3.9491; AE 1912.179