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Dedication (frag.) of a Candle-holder to Syrian Pure Aphrodite by Therapeutists [2] (ca. 96 BCE) Delos - Southwestern islands


Delos (Southwestern islands, Aegean Islands — Pleiades map), ca. 96 BCE ?
IDelos 2241 = PHI 64687  = ID# 22489


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Base of white marble broken in two pieces (20 x 59 cm). Found in the sanctuary of the Syrian Pure Goddess, Atargatis (inv. Ε 613). The candle-holder or menorah may have been placed on top of the base.

On behalf of himself, his wife (?) Karustia, Ision (?) . . ., Iason, . . . and the therapeutists (therapeutai), the priest of Pure Aphrodite, Menelaos son of Name . . . from newer Paiania subdivision, dedicated the candle-holder (namaranmanārā) . . . as a thanksgiving . . . (remainder lost).

Translation by: Harland



ὁ ἱερεὺς τῆς Ἁγνῆ[ς Ἀφρο]δίτης | Μενέλαος [— — — Παι]ανιεὺς [νεώτε]|ρος ὑπὲρ ἑαυτ[οῦ καὶ τ]ῆς [γυναικὸς?] | Καρυστίας καὶ Ἰσίω[νος? — — —]||ου καὶ ὑπὲρ Ἰάσονος [— — — καὶ τῶν] | θεραπευτῶν τὸν ναμαρ[αν — —] ι χαριστήρ[ιο]ν | [— — —]ΕΥ[— — —]

Item added: February 6, 2016
Item modified: February 6, 2016
ID number: 22489
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