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Plancia Magna Inscription 2 One of the bilingual inscriptions mentioning Plancia Magna that are still located on the site of Perge.
The top two lines are in Latin and the bottom two lines are Greek. The Latin and Greek texts can read as follows:
PLANCIA MF MAGNA
Diana [a deity] of Perga
Plancia MF Magna
Artemis [a deity] of Perga
Plancia Magna was a priestess of the main deity of Perge/a, Artemis (Latin Diana).
Plancia Magna was the daughter of the proconsul of Bithynia. She dedicated her life and her wealth to the beautification of the city [of Perge], undertaking large remodeling projects during Hadrian’s reign [A.D. 107-138]. She was “elevated to the rank of tutelary divinity of the city.”