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Dedication of an Offering Receptacle by the Royalists (270-250 BCE) Thera - Southwestern islands

Thera (Southwestern islands, Aegean Islands — Pleiades map)
IG XII,3 443 = RICIS 202/1202 = SIRIS 137 = PHI 75964  = ID# 4747

 270-250 BCE


Inscription that accompanied a coin or offering receptacle (thēsaurus) that was found on location in the sanctuary of the Egyptian deities. Such offering receptacles have been found in the meeting places of other associations, including the Sarapis sanctuary (A) on Delos (see also IG XI,4 1247 = PHI 63732 on this site). The Royalists (basilistai) were devotees of the Ptolemaic rulers as gods during the time of the Ptolemaic garrison on the island.

Diokles and the royalists (basilistai) dedicated the offering receptacle (thēsaurus) to Sarapis, Isis, and Anubis.

Translation by: Harland

Διοκλῆς καὶ οἱ Βασι[λ]ισταὶ τὸν | θησαυρὸν Σαράπι Ἴσι Ἀνούβι.

Item added: October 24, 2012
Item modified: April 6, 2016
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