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Grave (frag.) Prepared by a Synod (221 CE) Pantikapaion - Bosporan region


Pantikapaion (Bosporan region, Danube and Black Sea areas — Pleiades map), 221 CE
IBosp 100 = PHI 182817  = ID# 7660


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Rectangular slab of limestone broken in two (120-130 x 50 x 20 cm). Found at Kerch in 1902, now in Odessa Archaeological Museum (inv. 50.386).

. . .  the father (patēr) of the synod . . . son of Dionysios, Menestratos the synagogue-leader (synagōgos), . . . Dadas the goodness-loving official (philagathos), . . . the assistant to the goodness-loving official (paraphilagathos), . . .  set up the monument in memory of Name (?) . . . in the 518th year on the 8th of the month of Deos.

Translation by: Harland



[— — —] καὶ πατέρ[α] | συνόδου [— —]- | έα Διονυσίο[υ] | καὶ συναγωγὸν || Μενέστρατον [․․]|δα καὶ φιλάγα|θον [— —] Δά|δα καὶ παραφι|λάγαθον [— —] || [— — μνήμης] | χάριν ἐν τ[ῷ] | {η}ιφʹ [ἔτει], Δήου | ηʹ.

Item added: December 11, 2012
Item modified: November 10, 2015
ID number: 7660
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