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[264] Honors by a Dionysiac Association for a Hierophant (150-200 CE) Thasos - Northern islands

Thasos (Northern islands, Greece and Macedonia — Pleiades map), 150-200 CE
AGRW 264 = IG XII, Suppl. 447 = Jaccottet 2003, vol. 2, no. 33 = PHI 80009 = AGRW ID# 4560
Copenhagen Inventory info: 92


Large monolithic statue base with a hole to support the statue. The description of this man’s role as “ducenarian” indicates that he was paid 200,000 sesterces and was likely an imperial procurator.

For good fortune! The Baccheion (bakcheion) before the city (pro poleōs) honored Titus Aelius Magnus, the most outstanding ducenarian, foremost man of the city, high-priest of the gladiators for two terms, and their own revealer of sacred things (hierophantēs), on account of his honor and benefaction. Prosper!

Translation by: Ascough

ἀγαθῇ τύχηι· | Τίτον Αἴλιον Μά|γνον τὸν κράτι|στον δουκηνά||ριον καὶ πρῶτον | τῆς πόλεως καὶ | δὶς ἀρχιερέα δι’ ὅ|πλων τὸ πρὸ πόλε|ως Βαχχεῖον, τὸν || ἑαυτῶν ἱεροφάν|την τειμῆς καὶ εὐ|νοίας ἕνεκεν | εὐτυχῶς.

Item added: October 24, 2012
Item modified: March 18, 2021
ID number: 4560
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