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Honours by Attabokaian Initiates for Deiotaros (II CE) Pessinous - Galatia


Pessinous (Galatia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), 180-200 CE
GRA 151 = IPessinous 18 = CCCA I 60 = PHI 342628  = ID# 13529


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Slab of marble found in the Armenian cemetery in Sivrihisar, now lost (77 x 46 x 20 cm; letter height: 1.7–2.0 cm).

Tiberius Claudius Deiotaros, Attis priest, son of Heras, of the Quirina tribe, ninth after the high–priest, fourth of the Galatians, twice high–priest of the Augusti (Sebastoi) of the Assembly of the Galatians, and revealer of the Augusti (sebastophantēs).  The Attabokaians (Attabokaoi) who are fellow–initiates (synmystai) in the mysteries of the goddess honoured their own friend (10) and benefactor because of his virtue and goodwill towards them.  Marcus Magios Neikephoros has supervised.

Translation by: Harland



Τιβέριον Κλαύδιον, Ἄττειν ἱερέα, | Ἡρᾶ υἱὸν Κυρείνα Δηιόταρον, ἔνα|τον μετὰ τὸν ἀρχιερέα, τέταρ|τον δὲ Γαλατῶν καὶ δὶς ἀρχιε||ρέα τῶν Σεβαστῶν τοῦ κοι|νοῦ τῶν Γαλατῶν καὶ σεβασ|τοφάντην, Ἀτταβοκαοὶ οἱ | τῶν τῆς θεοῦ μυστηρίων | συνμύσται τὸν ἑαυτῶν φί||λον καὶ εὐεργέτην ἀρετῆς ἕ|νεκεν καὶ εὐνοίας τῆς εἰς ἑ|αυτούς· ἐπιμεληθέντος Μάρ|κου Μαγίου Νεικηφόρου.

Item added: June 14, 2013
Item modified: January 22, 2016
ID number: 13529
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