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[137] Honors by a Highpriest of the “Whole Athletic Meeting” for a Friend (ca. 220 CE) Thyatira - Lydia

Thyatira (Lydia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), ca. 220 CE
AGRW 137 = TAM V 984 = Millar 1999, 92 (no. 1) = PHI 264414 = AGRW ID# 698


Base (?) found in private home in Akhisar.

For good fortune! Aurelius Alexandros, high-priest of the whole athletic meeting for life, leader of athletics as well as the baths of Augustus, priest of the ancestral god Helios Pythios Apollo Tyrimnaios honored his own benefactor and the benefactor of everyone in the city, M. Gnaius Licinius Rufinus, most brilliant man of consular rank, founder and benefactor of the homeland, friend of Augustus.

Translation by: Harland

ἀγαθῆι τύχηι. | Μ̣. Γν. <Λ>ικίν. Ῥουφ[ε]ῖνο[ν] | [τ]ὸν λαμπρότατον ὑπα<τι>κόν̣, | κτίστην καὶ εὐεργέτην τῆς || πατρίδος, φίλον τοῦ Σε[β](αστοῦ) <Γ.> Πε<ρ.> | [Α]ὐ<ρ>. Ἀλέξανδρος ἀρχιερε[ὺ]ς | τοῦ σύνπαντος <ξυ>στοῦ διὰ | <β>ίου, ξυστάρχης καὶ ἐπ[ὶ] βαλα|νεί<ω>ν τοῦ Σεβ(αστοῦ) καὶ <ἱ>ερεὺς το<ῦ> || προπάτορος θεοῦ Ἡλίου Πυθί|[ο]υ Ἀπόλλωνος <Τ>υριμναίου | τὸν ἑαυτοῦ καὶ πάσης τῆς πό|λεως εὐεργέτην.

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