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[157] Honors by Purple-dyers for Tiberius Claudius Zotikos Boas (200-250 CE) Hierapolis - Phrygia

Hierapolis (Phrygia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), 200-250 CE
AGRW 157 = IHierapJ 41 = Labarre and Dinahet 1996, 104 (no. 63) = IGR IV 822 = SEG 56 (2006), no. 1499 = Ritti, Epigraphic Guide to Hierapolis, no. 32 (pp. 144-146, incl. photo) = PHI 271656 = AGRW ID# 1239
Copenhagen Inventory info: 143


Statue base of white marble found on the road (129 x 39 cm). "On the right side it has a rectuangular dowel hole, whilst an oblong hole is present on the upper surface. The first line of the inscription must have been on a moulding supported on the base; the inscribed surface is mutilated on the right" (Ritti 2006, 144). See also AGRW 156 = IHierapJ 40

The most sacred guild of purple-dyers (porphyrobapheis) honored Tiberius Claudius Zotikos Boas, foremost civic commander, honor-loving director of contests, secretary of the temples which are in Asia, esteemed ambassador, high-priest, and benefactor of the homeland.

Translation by: Harland

[ἡ σεμνοτάτη] | ἐργα[σία τῶν] | πορφ[υραβάφων] | Τιβ(έριον) Κ[λ(αύδιον) Ζω]||τικὸν̣ [Βοᾶ] | τὸν <π>ρῶ[τον] | στρατηγ[ὸν] | καὶ φιλό[τει]|μον ἀγω[νο]||θέτην καὶ [γρα]|ματέα να[ῶν] | τῶν ἐν Ἀσί[ᾳ] | καὶ πρεσβε[υ]|τὴν ἔνδοξο[ν] || καὶ ἀρχιερέα | εὐεργέτην | τῆς πατρίδος.

IHierapJ 41: Facsimile by Judeich.
Public domain.

Item added: December 5, 2011
Item modified: October 18, 2020
ID number: 1239
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