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[200] Honors by Initiates of Demeter for a Benefactor (undated) Smyrna - Ionia

Smyrna (Ionia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), undated
AGRW 200 = ISmyrna 655 = Salomon Reinach, "Statue de stéphanéphore," RA 31 (1897) 341–342 and plate XIX = CIG 3194 = PHI 255068 = AGRW ID# 1459
Copenhagen Inventory info: 1148


Base of a statue depicting a crowned man wearing a toga.

The synod (synodos) of initiates (mystai) of the great goddess before the city, Demeter Thesmophoros (“Law–Bringer”), honoured Metrodoros Matreas son of Hermogenes and grandson of Metrodoros, fellow–witness of … Name the crown–bearer.

Translation by: Harland

ἡ σύνοδος τῶν μυστῶν τῆς μεγάλης θεᾶς πρὸ πόλεǀως θεσμοφόρου Δήμητρος Μητρόδωρον Ἑρμογέǀνους τοῦ Μητροδώρου Ματρέαν συμμάρτυρα Ν[— —] ǀ [— — —] τὸν στεφανηφόρον.

ISmyrna 655: Drawing by Reinach 1897, plate XIX.
Public domain.


Item added: December 31, 2011
Item modified: November 6, 2020
ID number: 1459
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