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Dedication to Zeus Hypsistos by Associates (51 CE) Edessa - Macedonia


Edessa (Macedonia, Greece and Macedonia — Pleiades map)
GRA I 65 = S. Pelekides, "’Ἀνασκαφὴ Ἐδέσσης,"’ Archaiologikon Deltion 8 (1923) 268-69 (no. 1, ph. 7b). = Tačeva-Hitova 1978: 71-72 no. 9 (ph. 1b); = SEG 46: 744 = PHI 150290  = ID# 15397

 51 CE

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Slab with a relief (at the top) of an eagle encircled by a wreath of oak leaves and two ribbons below the wreath (130 x 41 x12 cm). At the top of the slab a pediment is inscribed, with a half circle below the peak inside the tympanum. A six-petaled rose appears on each side of the pediment. Located in the Mosque-Museum at Edessa (Cormack 1970, 201).

This was dedicated to Zeus Hypsistos (relief) for the salvation of Marcus Vibius Amboua.  The associates (synētheis) when the supervisors (epimeletai) were Sextus Posidonius the son of Taroulas and Gaius Pontius Torquatus: Publius Vettius Narcissos, Lucius Liburnius Chrysippos, Gaius Flavius Alypos, Secundus son of Hadymos, Melete daughter of Apollodoros, Apollonides son of Theudas, Marcus Vibius Hermeros, Epaphras son of Damotharos, Marcus Antonius Moustios Crispus.  Year 199, in the month of Peritios, Marcus Attius Longus being priest.  Name (?) made this.

Translation by: Ascough



Διὶ Ὑψίστωι. | (relief) | ὑπὲρ τῆς σωτηρίας | Μ(άρκου) Οὐιβίου Ἀμβούα | οἱ συνήθεις ἐπιμελη||ταὶ Σ(έξτου) Ποσιδωνίου | τοῦ Ταρούλου vac. καὶ | Γ(αΐου) Ποντίου Τορκουάτου | Π(όπλιος) Οὐέττιος Νάρκισσος | Λ(ούκιος) Λιβύρνιος Χρύσιππος || Γ(άϊος) Φλάουιος Ἄλυπος | Σεκοῦνδος Ἀδύμου | Μελέτη Ἀπωλλοδώρου | Ἀπολλωνίδης Θευδᾶ | Μ(ᾶρκος) Οὐίβιος Ἑρμέρως || Ἐπαφρᾶς Δαμοθάρους | Μ(ᾶρκος) Ἀντώνιος Μούστιος | Κρίσπος | ἔτους ∙ θϟρʹ ∙ Περιτίου ∙ ἱερητεύ|οντος ∙ Μ(άρκου) ∙ Ἀττίου Λόγγου | vac. || ΡΥΣ ἐποίει.

Item added: April 3, 2014
Item modified: January 19, 2016
ID number: 15397
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