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Honors by the Dyers for a Superintendent (ca. 193-211 CE) Thyatira - Lydia


Thyatira (Lydia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), ca. 193-211
TAM V 945 = IGRR IV 1265 = PHI 264375  = ID# 2801


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Base of marble (96 x 52.5 cm).

For good fortune! The dyers (bapheis) honored Aur. Artemagoras son of Glykon, commander, the sixth member of his family who has served as a superintendent of the dyer’s building (or: trade). They did so by erecting this statue after he took charge of the torch-race during the great, sacred Augusteia games and he served on the civic Board of Ten.

Translation by: Harland



ἀγαθῇ τύχῃ. | οἱ βαφεῖς | Αὐρ. Ἀρτεμά[γο]ρον | Γλύκωνος υἱὸν στρα||τηγὸν ἐτείμησαν ἐπισ|τησάμενον τοῦ ἔργου | βαφέων ἀπὸ γένους τὸ | ἕκτον ἀνδριάντος ἀνα|στάσει, λαμπαδαρχή||σαντα τῶν μεγάλων ἱερῶν | Αὐγουστείων ἰσοπυθίων, | δεκαπρωτεύσαντα.

Item added: September 5, 2012
Item modified: December 4, 2015
ID number: 2801
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