Associations in the Greco-Roman World (AGRW)

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[275] Dedication by the Association of Cutlery-makers (48/47 BCE) Sidon - Syria and Phoenicia

Sidon (Syria and Phoenicia, Greater Syria and the East — Pleiades map), 48/47 BCE
AGRW 275 = SEG 55 (2005), no. 1660 = Waltzing 1895-1900, vol. 3, no. 94 = AGRW ID# 4835
Copenhagen Inventory info: 615


Marble slab. Theos Hagios (“Holy God”) is likely to be identified with Asklepios here, as in several other dedications from Sidon. See SEG 55 (1995), no. 1661-1665.

Year 64. Heliodoros son of Apollonios dedicated this to Theos Hagios (“Holy God”) when Apollophanes was head of the cutlery-makers (machairopoioi) on behalf of the association (koinon).

Translation by: Ascough

(Ἔτους) δξʹ Ἡλιόδωρος | Ἀπολλωνίου τοῦ | Ἀπολλοφάνους ἄ|ρχοντος μαχαιρο‖ποιῶν Θεῶι Ἁγίωι ὑ|πὲρ το(ῦ) κοινοῦ.

Item added: October 28, 2012
Item modified: May 25, 2021
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