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Dedication of an Altar by a Society Leader for Berytians (153-88 BCE) Delos - Southwestern islands


Delos (Southwestern islands, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), 153-88 BCE
IDelos 1791 = PHI 64231  = ID# 22318


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Cylindrical altar broken in several pieces (82 x 60 cm). Found in the building of the Berytians (inv. Ε 109).

. . . Name . . . son of Hieron, benefactor of the association (koinon) of Berytian merchants (emporoi), shippers (nauklēroi), and warehouse workers (egdocheis), who was head of the society (archithiasitēs), dedicated the altar on behalf of . . . himself, . . . Name, his son, and the association.

Translation by: Harland



[ὁ δεῖνα — — τ]οῦ Ἱέρωνος εὐε[ρ]γ̣έτης τοῦ κοι[ν]οῦ | Βηρυ̣[τίων ἐμπόρων καὶ ναυκλήρ]ων καὶ ἐγδοχέω[ν], ἀρχιθιασίτης [γ]ενόμενος | ἀνέθηκεν ὑπὲ̣[ρ ἑαυτοῦ καὶ — — —]δώρου τοῦ υἱοῦ [καὶ τοῦ] κοινοῦ τὸν βω[μ]όν.

Item added: February 2, 2016
Item modified: February 2, 2016
ID number: 22318
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