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Dedication (?) by a Society (173-210 CE) Pantikapaion - Bosporan region


Pantikapaion (Bosporan region, Danube and Black Sea areas — Pleiades map), 173-211 CE
IBosp 77 = IPontEux II 57 = IGR I 893 = PHI 182792  = ID# 7551


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Fragment of a white marble slab (46 x 25 x 47 cm; letter height: 1.8 cm). Found at Kerch in 1857. Now in Hermitage (inv. П-1857.51)

To good fortune.  Society (theasos = thiasos). . . during the reign of king Tiberius Julius Sauromates (II), friend of Caesar and friend of the Romans, pious one, in the . . . year, month of Xandikos, those . . . around the priest Name son of Agathos (?) . . . Bochoros, the . . . father (patēr) of the synod (synodos) Agathous (?) . . .  son of Zenon . . . son of Eucharistes.  The society-members (theaseitai = thiasitai) were Erotos (?) . . ., Eros son of . . . Attas . . . Pharnakion . . . (remainder is illegible).

Translation by: Harland



ἀγα[θῇ τύχῃ]. | θέασ[ος — — —] | β̣ασιλεύοντ̣ο̣[ς βασιλέως Τιβερίου Ἰου]|λίου Σαυρομά[του φιλοκαίσαρος καὶ φιλο]||ρωμαίου, εὐσε[βοῦς, ἐν τῷ ․․․ʹ ἔτει, μηνὸς] | Ξανδικοῦ, οἱ [περὶ ἱερέα τὸν δεῖνα Ἀγα]|θοῦ Βοχόρου̣ [καὶ πατέρα συνόδου Ἀγα]|θοῦν Ζήνων[ος καὶ πραγματᾶν? Φαρνά]|κην Εὐχαρίστο̣[υ θεασεῖται· ὁ δεῖνα Ἔρω]||τος, Ἔρως Ν[— — — —, ὁ δεῖνα Ἀπολλω?]|νίου, Ἄττας [τοῦ δεῖνος, ὁ δεῖνα Ἐπαφρο]|δείτου, Ἰατ[ροκλῆς τοῦ δεῖνος, ὁ δεῖνα] | Φαρνακίων̣[ος, — — —]|ους, Ἀβα[ζίων? — — —] || [—]ίου, Λυ[— — —] | [— —]․ηγ[— — —].

Item added: December 11, 2012
Item modified: November 3, 2015
ID number: 7551
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