A fragmentary funerary inscription from Iasos is here published. It contains, as is frequent, an explicit order that nobody should be buried there unless designated by the founder of the tomb, and prescribes that whoever violates this order has to pay 10 litrai in gold to the imperial fiscus. This fine is much higher than what has generally been found in similar inscriptions both at Iasos and elsewhere. It does, however, match the penalty laid down in an imperial Constitutio of Constantius II from the year 357 AD (C.Th. 9,17,4) against those found guilty of despoiling funerary structures or desecrating the bodies buried there. It is therefore suggested that the amount of the fine is directly linked to that imperial measure: indeed, linguistic and paleographic characteristics do not contradict the dating of the inscription to the 4th (at latest 5th) century AD.

Fabiani, R. (2021). Una sanzione da dieci libbre dʼoro al fisco imperiale in una nuova epigrafe funeraria da Iasos e una costituzione imperiale di Costanzo II. PHILIA INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ANCIENT MEDITERRONEON STUDIES, 7, 47-64 [10.36991/PHILIA.202103].

Una sanzione da dieci libbre dʼoro al fisco imperiale in una nuova epigrafe funeraria da Iasos e una costituzione imperiale di Costanzo II

Fabiani Roberta
2021

Abstract

A fragmentary funerary inscription from Iasos is here published. It contains, as is frequent, an explicit order that nobody should be buried there unless designated by the founder of the tomb, and prescribes that whoever violates this order has to pay 10 litrai in gold to the imperial fiscus. This fine is much higher than what has generally been found in similar inscriptions both at Iasos and elsewhere. It does, however, match the penalty laid down in an imperial Constitutio of Constantius II from the year 357 AD (C.Th. 9,17,4) against those found guilty of despoiling funerary structures or desecrating the bodies buried there. It is therefore suggested that the amount of the fine is directly linked to that imperial measure: indeed, linguistic and paleographic characteristics do not contradict the dating of the inscription to the 4th (at latest 5th) century AD.
Fabiani, R. (2021). Una sanzione da dieci libbre dʼoro al fisco imperiale in una nuova epigrafe funeraria da Iasos e una costituzione imperiale di Costanzo II. PHILIA INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ANCIENT MEDITERRONEON STUDIES, 7, 47-64 [10.36991/PHILIA.202103].
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