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[146] Honors by Clothing-Cleaners for the Prefect and Sebastophant Montanus (98-117 CE) Akmoneia - Phrygia


Akmoneia (Phrygia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), 98-117 CE
AGRW 146 = IPhrygR 534 = IGR IV 643 = IGLAM 755 = PHI 272554  = ID# 823


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T. Flavius Montanus was also a benefactor at Ephesos, where he contributed structures in the theater, dedicating them to Artemis, Trajan, and the People of Ephesians (IEph 2037, 2061, 2063). A sebastophant, or revealer of the Augusti, played an important role in mysteries for the emperors and imperial family members as gods (comparable to the hierophant in other mysteries).

To good fortune! T. Flavius Montanus son of Hiero of the tribe of Quirina, prefect of the artisans (eparchos techneitōn = praefectus fabrum) for the second time, high–priest of Asia in the temple of the Assembly of Asia in Ephesos, revealer of the Augusti (sebastophantēs), and (10) director of contests for life.  The guild of fullers (gnapheis) honoured their own benefactor.

Translation by: Harland



[ἀγα]θῇ τύχηι. | [Τ. Φλ]άουιον Ἱέρ[ων]|[ο]ς υἱὸν Κυρείνᾳ | [Μ]οντανὸν, δὶς ἔπα[ρ]||χ[ο]ν τεχνειτῶν, ἀρ|χιερέα Ἀσίας ναοῦ | τοῦ ἐν Ἐφέσῳ κοι|νοῦ τῆς Ἀσίας, σε|βαστοφάντην καὶ || [ἀ]γωνοθέτην διὰ | [β]ίου, ἡ τῶν γνα|φέων συνεργασία | τὸν ἑαυτῶν εὐερ|γέτην.

Item added: December 1, 2011
Item modified: February 5, 2016
ID number: 823
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