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Grave of Stratoneikos Prepared by Family and a Company (165/166 CE) Thyatira area [Attaleia] - Lydia


Thyatira area [Attaleia] (Lydia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map)
TAM V 817 = ILydiaKP II 158 = PHI 264245  = ID# 12977

 165/166 CE

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Slab of blue marble with a triangular top (pediment) decorated with a crown (78 x 35-38.5 x 7 cm). The deceased apparently filled the role of a "wand-bearer" (restored here) in a company devoted to the god Dionysos. Attaleia was located about 20 km north-northeast of Thyatira.

In the 250th year on Sebastan day in the month of Peritios, his parents honored Stratoneikos, his brother, . . . Name, honored him, his wife Ammion and Moschion the . . . honored him.  The company (speira) honored their . . . wand-bearer (narthēkophoros) (?). . . and friend of the . . . and all his relatives honored him for the sake of memory.  Farewell!

Written/translated by: Harland



[ἔτου]ς σνʹ, μη(νὸς) Περιτίου Σε(βαστῇ). | Στρατόνεικ[ο]ν̣ [ἐτ]ε̣[ίμησ]|αν οἱ γονεῖς [καὶ ․․․․․]|ς ὁ ἀδελφὸς ἐ̣[τείμη]σ̣[εν] || καὶ Ἄμμιον̣ ἡ̣ γ[υνὴ καὶ] | Μόσχιον ἡ [— — —] | ἡ σπεῖρα τὸν ν̣[αρθηκο]|φόρον καὶ φιλ[ο․․․․․] | καὶ οἱ συνγενεῖς [πάντες] || μνείας χάριν. | χαῖρε.

Item added: June 7, 2013
Item modified: December 4, 2015
ID number: 12977
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