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Funerary Honors by Businessmen for Chryseros (80/81 CE) Kibyra - Lycia


Kibyra (Lycia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), 80/81 CE
IKibyra 57 = PHI 341141  = ID# 9687


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Round altar of white marble found in Chorzum (110 cm tall). This inscription, unlike many others, does not specify that the businessmen were Romans.

The People and those engaged in business (pragmateuomenoi) here honored Menippos son of Eutychos, also known as Chryseros, who served as overseer of the market in the 57th year (of the Kibyran era), with a beautiful, gold memorial crown.  Artemidoros set this up for his father Chryseros as a memorial.

Translation by: Harland



[ὁ δ]ῆ̣μος καὶ οἱ ἐνθάδε πρα|[γ]μ̣α̣τευόμενοι ἐτείμησ[α]ν | Μ̣ένιππον Εὐτύχου τὸν καλο[ύμε]|νον Χρυσέρωτα ἀγορανομή||σαντα τῷ νζʹ ἔτει χρυσῷ στεφά|νῳ μνήμῃ τῇ ἀγαθῇ Ἀρτε|μίδωρος Χρυσέρωτι τῷ πατρὶ | vac. μνήμης vac. ἕνεκεν.

Item added: January 18, 2013
Item modified: January 20, 2013
ID number: 9687
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