A marble anthemion stele with a funerary inscription in Lydian was unearthed in 2010, during excavations led by Professor Kadir Pektaş at the Eski Mezarlık (or Old Cemetery) in the İlbadı neighbourhood of Denizli. The stone is currently in the Hierapolis Museum in Pamukkale. We present here a description of the stone and relief ornament, an edition of the Lydian text with commentary, a tentative partial translation, and a brief historical contextualization of the artifact. The text should be of interest to both Anatolianists and Indo-Europeanists, given its length and good state of preservation.
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