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[199] Reserved Seating for the Dockworkers Devoted to Asklepios (225 CE) Smyrna - Ionia

Smyrna (Ionia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), 225 CE
AGRW 199 = ISmyrna 713 = IGRR IV 1414 = PHI 254989 = AGRW ID# 1457
Copenhagen Inventory info: 1144


Block of grey marble, now in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (38 x 49-52 x 15 cm). For dockworkers, see also IAlexTroas 151.

For good fortune! According to the decree of the most excellent Council and by the confirmation of the illustrious proconsul Lollianus Avitus, four seats in a row have been given to the dockworkers (phortēgoi; i.e. those responsible for loading and unloading ships) devoted to Asklepios from the trading-station. This was done when Aurelius Aphrodisios was treasurer.

Translation by: Harland

Ἀγαθῇ τύχῇ· | ψηφισαμένης τῆς κρα|τίστης βουλῆς καὶ ἐπικυρώ|σαντος τοῦ λαμπροτάτου ἀνθυ||πάτου Λολλι<αν>οῦ Ἀουείτου ἐδόθη | {ἐδόθη} φορτηγοῖς Ἀσκληπιασταῖς | ἐκ τοῦ ἐνπ[ο]ρίου βάθρα τὰ ἑξῆς | τέσσαρα· ταμιεύοντος Αὐρη. | Ἀφροδεισίου.

Item added: December 31, 2011
Item modified: November 6, 2020
ID number: 1457
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