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[139] Funerary Altar and Coffin of a Priestess Prepared by Initiates (II-III CE) Thyatira - Lydia

Thyatira (Lydia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), II-III CE
AGRW 139 = TAM V 1055 = PHI 264486 = AGRW ID# 726


Funerary altar (58 x 28 x 24cm; letter height: 2cm).

For Ammias.  Her children and the initiates (mystai) of the deities set up the funerary altar together with the coffin … for the priestess of the deities for the sake of remembrance.  Now if anyone wants to learn the truth from me, let that person come to the funerary altar and that person will attain whatever that person wants through a vision during the night or day.

Translation by: Harland

Ἀμμιάδι ǀ τὰ τέκνα καὶ οἱ μύσǀται τῶν θεῶν ἀνέǀστ<η>σαν τὸν βωμὸν ǀǀ σὺν τῇ πυαλίδι [[— — ǀ — —]] τῇ ἱερείῃ τῶν ǀ θεῶν μνείας ǀ χάριν. ǀ εἴ τις δὲ θέλει τὸ ἀληǀǀθὲς μαθεῖν παρὰ ǀ ἐμοῦ, ἰς τὸν βωǀμὸν ἐνευξάσθω ǀ ὃ ἂν θέλει καὶ ἐπιǀτεύξεται διὰ ὁǀǀρ̣άματος νυκτὸς ǀ καὶ ἡμέρας.

Item added: December 1, 2011
Item modified: December 4, 2015
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