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[100] Honors by Initiates of Sarapis and Isis for Julius Frugi (ca. 150 CE) Prusa by Olympos - Bithynia


Prusa by Olympos (Bithynia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map)
AGRW 100 = IPrusaOlymp 48 = RICIS 308/0401 = SIRIS 326 = PHI 278539  = ID# 72

 ca. 150 CE

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Slab of marble in two parts (A: 64 x 56-60; B: 45 x 56-60 cm; letter height: 1.5-2cm). The upper part has a relief of the busts of Isis and Sarapis decorated in the temple (naiskos) style with part A of the inscription between the two busts. The lower part contains part B of the inscription.

(A)

The initiates (mystai) (dedicated this) to Hermes (?).

(B)

The initiates thanked Lucius Julius Frugi on behalf of Potamon son of Sostratos because of his (i.e. Frugi’s) benefactions towards him (i.e. Potamon).  This is a thanksgiving for Sarapis and Isis.  The initiates and tenth–day–celebrators (dekatistai) around Leonides son of Hermesilaos, the priest, erected this as a thanksgiving for Sarapis and Isis.  Hagias son of Hermesilaos, Diodoros son of Hermesilaos, T. Flavius Perseus, Meidias son of Alexandros, (10) Diogenes son of Apollonios, Potamon son of Demosthenes.  Potamon son of Sostratos thanked L. Julius Frugi, benefactor and nurturer…  Diogenes son of…

Written/translated by: Harland



(A)

οἱ μύσται ǀ Ἑρμῖ.

(B)

Λουκίῳ Ἰουλίῳ Φρούγει εὐχαριστο[ῦσ]ιν ǀ οἱ μύσται ὑπὲρ Ποτάμωνος Σωστράτου τῆς εἰς ἑαυτὸν εὐεργεσίας. ǀ Σαράπιδι καὶ Εἴσιδι εὐχαριστήριον ǀ οἱ περὶ Λεωνίδην Ἑρμησιλάου ἱερέα ǀǀ μύσται καὶ δεκατισταί. ǀ Ἁγίας Ἑρμησιλάου ǀ Διόδωρος Ἑρμησιλάου ǀ Τι. Φλάβιος Περσεύς ǀ Μειδίας Ἀλεξάνδρου ǀǀ Διογένης Ἀπολλωνίου ǀ Ποτάμων Δημοσθένου. ǀ Ποτάμων Σω̣σ̣τ̣ρ̣ά̣τ̣ο̣υ̣ ἐ̣χ̣α̣ρ̣ι̣σ̣τ̣ῶ̣ Λ̣(ουκίῳ) Ἰου̣λίῳ Φρούγει εὐεργέτῃ καὶ τροφεῖ̣ ǀ vac. [— — —] Διογένου τοῦ Ἀγε[— — —] ǀ vac. [— — —]

IPrusaOlymp 48 (top portion). © 1991 Thomas Corsten. Reproduced with permission.

IPrusaOlymp 48 (top portion).
© 1991 Thomas Corsten. Reproduced with permission.

IPrusaOlymp 48 (bottom portion with inscription). © 1991 Thomas Corsten. Reproduced with permission.

IPrusaOlymp 48 (bottom portion with inscription).
© 1991 Thomas Corsten. Reproduced with permission.

IPrusaOlymp 48: Isis and Sarapis on the Julius Frugi monument.
Photo © Laurent Bricault 2005.

IPrusaOlymp 48: Facsimile by Mendel 1900, 367.
Public domain.

 

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Item modified: March 5, 2016
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