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Dedication (frag.) to Poseidon Helikonios for Fellow-Initiates (212-250 CE) Histria - Scythia and Moesia


Histria (Scythia and Moesia, Danube and Black Sea areas — Pleiades map)
IHistria 143 = Jakob Weiss, "Eine neue Pontarcheninschrift," JÖAI 14 (1911) 149-154 (Beiblatt) = PHI 172809  = ID# 14398

 212-250 CE

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Piece of a slab of marble found along with the torso of a statue (60 x 38 cm).

To good fortune.  Titus Aelius Minucianus, Pontarch of Pentapolis, . . . father (?). . . and priest of the god for life dedicated the monument (telamōn) . . .  and the statue (?). . . to Poseidon Helikonios (“of Helike”) for the fellow-initiates (synmystai).  The following served as priests . . . of the god (?). . . : Birrios Leon, Pontarch, who served as priest, Aurelius Diogenes son of Tryphon, who served as priest, Aurelius Marcianus son of Artemidoros . . ., Aurelius Hermaphilos (?) son of Dionysios, . . . Aurelius Pontianos son of Kratinos (?), . . . Aurelius Dionysodoros (?). . .

Translation by: Harland



ἀγαθῇ τύχῃ. | Ποσειδῶνι Ἑλικωνίῳ Τίτος Αἴλιος Μιν[ουκιανός], | ποντάρχης τῆς Πενταπόλεως ἀπὸ [πατρὸς καὶ] | ἱερεὺς τοῦ θεοῦ διὰ βίου τὸν τελαμῶν[α καὶ τὸ ἄγαλμα] || τοῖς συνμύσταις ἀνέθηκα. ἱεράσ[αντο τοῦ θεοῦ οἵδε]· | [Β]ίρριος Λέων, ποντάρχης, ἱερασά[μενος]· | [Α]ὐρ(ήλιος) Διογένης Τρύφωνος, ἱερα[σάμενος]· | [Α]ὐρ(ήλιος) Μαρκιανὸς Ἀρτεμιδ[ώρου — — —] | [Αὐρ(ήλιος) Ἑρμ]άφιλος Διονυσίο[υ — — —] || [Αὐρ(ήλιος) Πον]τιανὸς Κρα[τίνου — — —] | [Αὐρ(ήλιος) Διον]υσόδ[ωρος — — —]

IHistria 143: Facsimile by Weiss.
Public domain.

Item added: July 16, 2013
Item modified: July 17, 2013
ID number: 14398
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