Archaeology at Gallipoli

A Greek Inscription from Gallipoli

The inscriptions on the sarcophagus adacent to the well near Suvla Bay were copied by Captain G. A Auden, R.A.M.C. near the salt lake in 1915. He wrote:

 “They (the inscriptions) have a good deal of personal interest to me, for the wells, by which they were placed, came in for a good deal of daily shelling, and it was only safe to linger over them in the early morning or after sunset.”

 The inscription on the sarcophagus is engraved on a panel flanked on either side by a rough volute or vine tendril.

The inscription is dated to the end of the first century AD and relates to a civil offence for which a fine is payable to the Roman Government. The fine mentioned is for 150 denarii.



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