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Dedication to Zeus, Hera and Athena for Hymn-singers (imperial era) Nikopolis on the Istros - Thrace

Nikopolis on the Istros (Thrace, Danube and Black Sea areas — Pleiades map)
IGBulg 667 = IGR I 565 = PHI 168725  = ID# 14088

 imperial era


Altar of limestone (71 x 54 x 53 cm).

To good fortune.  Lucas son of Zenon, citizen of Nikaia and Nikopolis, dedicated the altar to Zeus Olympios (“of Mount Olympos”), Hera Zygia (“of Marriage”) and Athena Polias (“of the City”) from his own resources for the emperor-loving (philosebastoi) hymn-singers (hymnōdoi).

Written/translated by: Harland

ἀγαθῆι τύχηι. | Διὶ Ὀλυμπίωι καὶ Ἥραι Ζυγίᾳ | καὶ Ἀθηνᾷ Πολιάδι Λουκᾶς | Ζένωνος Νεικαιεὺς καὶ || Νεικοπολείτης ὑμνῳδοῖς | φιλοσεβάστοις τὸν βω|μὸν ἐκ τῶν ἰδίων ἀνέθηκεν.

Item added: July 4, 2013
Item modified: July 8, 2013
ID number: 14088
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