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This limestone Greek Inscription is about four feet tall.  It dates to the second century A.D. to honor the governor Julius Publius.  Wilson (p. 164) translates the inscription as:

"For good fortune, L(ucius) Calp(urnius) Orestes, chief and financial official of the magnificent colony of Iconium, (honored) Iuius Publius, the most excellent procurator, who surpassed all before him in integrity and fulfillment of the law, (and) also the benefactor of himself and his native city in all things."

The above information is from Dr. Mark Wilson's book Biblical Turkey — A Guide to the Jewish and Christian Sites of Asia Minor, p. 164. This 398-page book is filled with Wilson's descriptions and insights on numerous biblical and extra biblical sites in Turkey.