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Grave of Helios Prepared by a Synod (221 CE) Pantikapaion - Bosporan region


Pantikapaion (Bosporan region, Danube and Black Sea areas — Pleiades map), 221 CE
IBosp 99 = PHI 182816  = ID# 7656


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Slab of limestone broken in three (205 x 49 x 15 cm; letter height: 4 cm-7cm). Found at Kerch in 1909, now in Kerch Historical and Archaeological Museum.

The synod (synodos) gathered around Julius Neikephoros the priest, Seitalkes II the father (patēr) of the synod, Mastous son of Antimachos the synagogue-leader (synagōgos), Julius Zenodoros the goodness-loving official (philagathos), Ardaros son of Theophilos the assistant to the goodness-loving official (paraphilagathos), and the rest of the synod–members (synodeitai) set up the monument in memory of Helios Paulinus in the 517th year on the second of the month of Hyperberetaios.

Translation by: Harland



ἡ σύνοδος | περὶ ἱερέα | Ἰούλιον Νει|κεφόρον {Νεικηφόρον} καὶ || πατέρα σ̣[υνό]|δου Σ̣ε̣ι̣τά[λκην] | [βʹ κα]ὶ συναγω|γὸν Μαστοῦ[ν] | Ἀντιμάχου || καὶ φιλάγα|θον Ἰούλιον | Ζενόδωρον {Ζηνόδωρον} | καὶ π[α]ραφιλά|γ[αθο]ν Ἄρδα||ρον Θεοφίλου | καὶ τοῖς λοι|ποῖς συνοδεί|τοις Ἥλιον | Παυλείνου || ἀνέστησαν | τὴν στέλην {στήλην} | τειμῆς χάρι[ν]. | ἐν τῷ | vac. ζιφʹ || ἔτει καὶ | μηνὶ Ὑπερβ[ε]|ρεταίου βʹ.

Item added: December 11, 2012
Item modified: January 22, 2016
ID number: 7656
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