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Manumission (frag.) of Hermas in a Judean Prayer-house (90-150 CE) Pantikapaion - Bosporan region


Pantikapaion (Bosporan region, Danube and Black Sea areas — Pleiades map), 90-150 CE
IBosp 73 = IJO II BS6 = IPontEux II 53 = PHI 182788  = ID# 8003


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Slab of white marble (47 x 28 x 5 cm; letter height: 1.8 cm) with a badly worn surface (fragmentary inscription). Found at Kerch, now in Simferopol Ethnographic Museum (inv. КП-10933, A-20190). See also Levinskaya 1996, 234-236 (no. 4).

Too fragmentary to translate.

Translation by: Harland



[βασιλεύοντος βασιλέως — — —] | [— — — φιλοκαίσαρος καὶ φιλο]|[ρωμαίου, εὐσεβοῦς ἔτους — —ʹ], | [μηνὸς] Ἀρτ[εμ]ι[σίου — — —] || [ἀφ]ίημι τοὺς ἐ[μοὺς θρεπτοὺς ἐν τῇ] | [π]ροσευχῇ κ[ατ’ εὐχὴν ἐλευθέρους] | [καθάπαξ?], σώμα[τα ἀνδρεῖα? — —] | [— — —] καὶ Ἑρμᾶν, [ἀνεπιλήπτους] | [καὶ ἀπα]ρ<ε>νοχλήτ[ους ἀπό τ’ ἐμοῦ] | [καὶ πα]ντὸς κληρονό[μου — — — ἐπὶ] | [παραμ]ονῇ μέχρι τῆς ζω[ῆς μου — —] | [— — —] εὐάρεστοι τῇ μ[ητρί μου] | [— — —]τάδι, καὶ πάντα ὥσ[περ —] | [— — — κα]ὶ τελευτήσαντός μο[υ] || [— — —]ε ποιήσουσιν πά[ντα], | μετὰ δὲ τὴν] τελευτὴν εἶν[αι αὐτοῖς] | [τρέπεσθαι ἀν]επικωλύτως ἄν[ευ] | [πάσης ἀμφισ]βητήσε{ω}ς, κα[θὼς ηὐξά]|[μην?, ὅπου ἂ]ν γῆς βο[ύ]λ<ω>ν[τα]ι, [χωρὶς]||[εἰς τὴν] προσευχὴν θωπεί[α]ς [τε καὶ προσ]|[καρτ]ερήσε{ω}ς, συν[ε]πιτροπε[υούσης] | [δὲ κα]ὶ τῆς συναγωγῆς τῶ[ν] | Ἰουδαί[ων].

IBosp 73: Facsimile by Latyšev (IPontEux II 53).
Public domain.

Item added: December 14, 2012
Item modified: October 28, 2015
ID number: 8003
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