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Grave of Attalos Maintained by Hemp-workers (undated) Ephesos - Ionia


Ephesos (Ionia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), undated
SEG 43 (1993), no. 812 = Dieter Knibbe, Helmut Engelmann, and Bülent Iplikçioglu, "Neue Inschriften aus Ephesos XII," JÖAI 62 (1993) 113-50 (Hauptblatt), at 138 (no. 43) = PHI 256128  = ID# 10458


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Tablet with handles (tabula ansata) of white marble found near the Church of St. John. Hemp-workers are also attested in IEph 445 and 454 (on this site).

This memorial belongs to . . . Name son of Attalos and Attalos son of Alexandros.  The guild (synergasia) of hemp-workers (kannabarioi) takes care of this memorial.

Translation by: Harland



τοῦτο τὸ [μνη]|μεῖόν ἐστιν [—]|λείνου Ἀττάλ[ου] | καὶ Ἀττάλου Ἀ̣[λε]||ξάνδρου. τού[του] | τοῦ μνημείου [καν]|ναβαρίων ἡ συ[νερ]|γασία κήδεται.

Item added: February 4, 2013
Item modified: December 8, 2015
ID number: 10458
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