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Dedication (frag.) to Theos Hypsistos by the “Adopted Brothers” (210-227 CE) Tanais - Bosporan region


Tanais (Bosporan region, Danube and Black Sea areas — Pleiades map)
IBosp 1281 = IPontEux I 449 = IGR I 918 = PHI 184023  = ID# 7912

 210-227 CE

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Part of a marble slab reconstructed from 24 pieces ( 88 x 53 x 6; letter height: 2 - 2.5 cm). Found at Nedvigovka in 1869-70, now in Hermitage (inv. TH 319). Above the inscription were two eagles on either side of a crown or garland. See also Levinskaya 1996, 244-45 (no.3). The use of fictive sibling terminology (“brothers”) among members has been integrated within the title of the group.

This was dedicated to Theos Hypsistos (“Highest god”) during the reign of king Tiberius Julius Rheskouporis, friend of Caesar and friend of the Romans, pious one, by the adopted brothers who revere (eispoiētoi adelphoi sebomenoi) Theos Hypsistos, who set up this monument, inscribing their names: Balodis son of Demetrios . . . (the remainder of the names are largely fragmentary — see the Greek).

Written/translated by: Harland



Θεῶι [Ὑψίστωι]. | βασιλεύοντος β[ασιλέως Τιβερίου] | Ἰουλίου Ῥησκουπό̣[ριδος φιλοκαί]|σαρος καὶ φιλορωμ̣[αίου, εὐσεβοῦς], || ἰσποιητοὶ {ἀ}δελφο̣[ὶ σεβόμενοι] | [Θε]ὸ̣ν Ὕψιστον ἀν̣[έστησαν τὸν] | τελ{α}μῶνα ἐνγ[ράψαντες ἑαυτῶν] | τὰ ὀνόματα· | Β̣αλῶδις Δημη[τρίου, — — —] || [․ό]δαστος Χαρ?[— — —] | [Γ]άος Ζήθ̣ο[υ, — — —] | Φαζ[ίν]αμος Κα̣[λλιστίωνος? — —] | Φόδακ[ος] Σα[— — —] | Ψυχαρί[ων] Τ[ρύφωνος?, — — —] || Μύρμηξ [․․]φ̣[— — —] | Ζηνιαρ[— — —] | Ἀρίστω[ν] Φαζινά[μου, — —]ο[υ], | [Ἀ]θηνό[δ]<ω>ρος Φ[αζινά]μου, | [Στο?]σ̣άρακο[ς] Μησάκ[ου, Κ]οσσοῦς | Ἡρακλεί|δου || [— — —]ανος Φοσάκ̣ου | [Ὀδία?]ρδο̣[ς]. πα[— —]ου, | [ἐν] ἔτε̣[ι — — μηνὸς Δα]ισίου α'.

Item added: December 13, 2012
Item modified: November 9, 2015
ID number: 7912
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