Decree honoring Diophantos
Originally published by Latyshev, commentary by Alexander Berthier de Lagarde
"Autocrat caesar Zeno, pious, victor, trophy-winner, greatest, eternally reverend. His godliness was jealous of all cities and of this his city and donated money grants, namely those collected from the customs of local vicariate of devoted ballistarii. Renovating the walls at these (funds) to save this very city and flourishing, have we set up this inscription for eternal memory of his reign. This tower was renovated by labor of illustrious comes Diogenes, in the year of 512, indiction 11".
Translation by © N. Khrapunov.