Prusias by Hypios (Bithynia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), after 212 CE
= IGR III 1427
= SEG 30 (1980), no. 1441
= PHI 279968
= AGRW ID# 13332
Base found in an ancient cemetery (80 x 60 cm). The inhabitants of the trading-station who joined the Prusians in honoring this man were likely businessmen and traders, but this is not necessarily an ongoing occupational guild. Here they seem to function somewhat like a neighborhood association.
M. Aurelius Chrysenios Damatrios has taken charge of the Bithyniarchate and Pontarchate and has been administrator of the city (polis), who, without damage to anyone, has increased the common income of the trading-station (enporion =emporion) and, in constructing the works, has finished off the trading-station for the city with respect to his own holding of the office of financial auditor. The inhabitants of the trading-station and the Prusians by Hypios honored him.
Translation by: Harland
Μ. Αὐρήλιον Χρυσήνιον Δαμά|τριον, ὑπαρξάμενον Βειθυνιαρ|χίας καὶ Πονταρχίας καὶ ἐπιστά|την τῆς πόλεως, τὸν χωρὶς τῆς τῶν || καθ’ ἕνα βλάβης παραυξήσαντα | τὰς κοινὰς τοῦ ἐνπορίου προσόδ[ους] | καὶ ἐν τῇ τῶν ἔργων κατασκευῇ [ἐκπο]|νήσαντα τῇ πόλει τὸ ἐνπόριον, | τῆς λογιστείας ἑαυτοῦ χ̣[άριν], || οἱ κατοικοῦντες τὸ ἐνπόριο[ν] | [καὶ οἱ Προυσι]εῖς πρὸς [Ὑπίῳ].
Item added: June 25, 2013
Item modified: December 3, 2015
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