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Dedication to Great Zeus Sarapis by a Member of a Partnership (?) (II-III CE) Neapolis / Lepcis Magna - Tripolitania


Neapolis / Lepcis Magna (Tripolitania, Cyrenaica and North Africa — Pleiades map),
ITripolitana 310 = PHI 189507  = ID# 21403


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Base of marble in the form of a table with a grooved recess on the top (31.5 x 31 x 45 cm). Inscribed on the front, on the right-hand edge, and on the left-hand edge. The precise meaning of koinōnia is not entirely clear, but this may be referring to a group (a partnership or fellowship) to which Servius belonged (cf IG XIV 102 on this site). Even if the term is taken as a reference to a "common fund" this would likewise imply Servius' involvement in some group.

(A) This was dedicated to the great Zeus Sarapis.  Publius Servius Third Name. . . (front bevel) from the partnership (koinōnia; or: from the common fund [?]) set up and displayed the votive-offering (euchē) (B, on left-hand edge), together with two lamps.

Translation by: Harland



{A} {On front edge, continued on to the right-hand edge} Διὶ μεγάλῳ Σαράπιδι Π(όπλιος) Σέρ(ουιος) Η[---]οχοος
{On front bevel} ἀπὸ κοινωνίας εὐχὴν ἀ(νέθηκε) κ(αὶ) ἀποδω

{B} {On left-hand edge} τύχους σὺν λύχνοις δυσί.

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Item added: January 12, 2016
Item modified: January 12, 2016
ID number: 21403
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