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[154] Grave of Hermogenes with Bequest to Dyers (117-212 CE) Hierapolis - Phrygia

Hierapolis (Phrygia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), ca. 117-212 CE
AGRW 154 = IHierapJ 195 = PHI 271809 = AGRW ID# 1192
Copenhagen Inventory info: 162


Coffin (sarcophagus) on the west side before the fork in the road in the northern necropolis (233 x 81 x 6.5 cm).

This grave and area belong to Publius Aelius … Hermogenes son of Charopeinos (?).  His son (?) … will be buried in it, his wife, Soteris, has been buried in it, and Hermogenes will be buried in it as well, but no one else.  But if someone violates this by burying someone else here, that person will pay 2500 denarii to the … most holy treasury (?), 1700 denarii to Apollo, and 800 denarii to the one prosecuting the case.  The guild of dyers (bapheis) will supervise the grave.  He has provided the grave–crowning funds, as contained in the document about the grave–crowning funds, in order that the grave–crowning funds be given each year in the amount of 1000 denarii (10) … a copy of this inscription has been put into the archives.

Translation by: Harland

ἡ σορὸς καὶ ὁ τόπος [Π]ο[υ(βλίου)] Αἰλίου Ἑ̣[ρμογένους Χαρ]οπείνου, ἐν ᾗ κηǀ[δευθήσεται ὁ υἱὸς (?) αὐτ]οῦ· ἐν ᾗ κεκήδευται Σωτηρὶς ἡ γυνὴ ǀ αὐτοῦ, κηδευθήσεται δὲ ἐν αὐτῇ καὶ ὁ Ἑρμογέν[ης, ἄλλος] ǀ δὲ οὐδείς· εἰ δὲ μή, ὁ κηδεύσας τεινὰ ἀποδώσει τῷ [ἱερω]ǀǀ[τάτῳ ταμίῳ (?)] 𐆖 {denarius symbol} βφʹ καὶ τῷ Ἀπόλλωνι 𐆖 {denarius symbol} αψʹ καὶ τῷ ἐκδικήσαντι 𐆖 {denarius symbol} ωʹ. ǀ π̣ρ̣ονοήσει δὲ τῆς ἐπιμελε[ί]ας τῆς σοροῦ [ἡ] ἐ[ργασί]α̣ τῶν βαφέων. κατǀέδωκα στεφανωτικόν, καθὼς τὸ γενόμενον ἔνγραφον τοῦ ǀ στεφανωτικοῦ περιέχει, δοθησομένου τοῦ στεφανωτικοῦ ǀ κατὰ ἔτος, 𐆖 {denarius symbol} ͵Α δηǀǀ[— — —] τούτου ἀντίγραφον ἀπετέθη ε[ἰς] τὰ ἀρχεῖα.

IHierapJ 195: Facsimile by Judeich.
Public domain.

Item added: December 4, 2011
Item modified: October 18, 2020
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