Philippi (Macedonia, Greece and Macedonia — Pleiades map), undated
AGRW 44 =
IPhilippiP II 697/M580
= ID# 2258
Slab of white marble first observed in 1872 in a military post that was subsequently destroyed. The similarities to a well-known biblical character, Lydia the Thyatiran purple-dealer at Philippi (Acts 16:14), and the circumstances in which it was seen only by one individual and subsequently lost, have caused some to question its authenticity.
The city honored as a benefactor the foremost person from among the purple-dyers, Antiochus the son of Lykos from Thyatira.
Translation by: Ascough
τὸν πρῶτον ἐκ τῶν πορ|φυροβάφ[ων ̓Αν]τίοξον Λύκου | Θυατειρ[ην]ὸν εὐρεγέτ[ην] | καὶ [ . . . ] ἡ πόλις ἐτ[ίμησε].
Item added: August 6, 2012
Item modified: April 25, 2017
ID number: 2258
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