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Dedication of an Altar for a Synagogue of Small-wares Dealers (I-II CE) Perinthos-Herakleia - Thrace


Perinthos-Herakleia (Thrace, Danube and Black Sea areas — Pleiades map), I-II CE
IPerinthos 59 = PHI 167270  = ID# 14159


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Round altar of marble (57 cm tall).

To good fortune.  . . . Drakon who is also called (?). . . Chrestos, son of Chrestos, set this up for the synagogue (synagōge) of small-wares dealers  (rōpopōlai; or: orkōpopōlai = oar-dealers) who are gathered around Sokrates, son of Meniskos.

Translation by: Harland



ἀγαθῇ τύχῃ· Δρ[άκων ὁ καὶ(?)] | Χρῆστος Χρήστ[ου ἀνέ]|θηκεν συναγωγ̣ῇ [ῥ̣]ωπο|πωλῶν τῶν περὶ Σωκρά||την Μενίσκου.

Item added: July 4, 2013
Item modified: July 8, 2013
ID number: 14159
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