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Dedication to Mercury and Maia by Italian Hermaists (150-125 BCE) Delos - Southwestern islands


Delos (Southwestern islands, Aegean Islands — Pleiades map)
IDelos 1732 = PHI 64172  = ID# 7361

 150-125 BCE

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Statue base of white marble with a bilingual inscription from the Agora of the Competaliasts (54 x 48 x 28 cm; inv. Ε 240).

(A: Latin)

Lucius Oppius son of Lucius, Minatus Staius son of Ovius, Lucius Vicirius freedman (or: son [?]) of  Tiberius, Aulus Plotius freedman of Marcus, Gaius Sehius freedman of Gaius, and Gaius Claudius freedman of Gaius.  The magistrates (magistreis) dedicated this to Mercury and to Maia.

(B: Greek)

Lucius Oppius son of Lucius, Minatus Staius son of Ovius, Lucius Vicirius of freedman (or: son [?]) of  iberius, Aulus Plotius freedman of Marcus, Gaius Sehius freedman of Gaius, and Gaius Claudius freedman of Gaius.  The Hermes-devotees (Hermaistai) dedicated this to Hermes and to Maia.

Written/translated by: Harland



{A}
L. Oppius L. f., Min. Staius Ov. f., L. Vicirius | A. Plotius M. l., C. Sehius C. l., C. Claudius C. l. | magistres Mircurio et Maia donu(m) d(ederunt). vac.

{B}
Λεύκιος Ὄππιος Λευκίου, || Μινᾶτος Στάιος Οὐίου, | Λεύκιος Οὐικίριος Τεβερίο, | Αὖλος Πλώτιος Μαάρκου, | Γάιος Σήιος Γαίου, vac. Γάιος Κλαύδ|ος Γαίου, vac. οἱ Ἑρμαισταὶ Ἑρμεῖ || καὶ Μαίαι.

IDelos 1732: Dedication to Mercury and Maia by the Hermaists.
Photo © Claire Tuan 2012.

Item added: December 7, 2012
Item modified: February 19, 2016
ID number: 7361
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