Associations in the Greco-Roman World (AGRW)

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[34] Dedication to the Great Gods of Samothrace by a Coppersmith (imperial era) Amphipolis - Macedonia

Amphipolis (Macedonia, Greece and Macedonia — Pleiades map), imperial era
AGRW 34 = P. Collant and P. Davembez, "Voyage dans la région du Strymon," BCH 55 (1931) 171-206, 179-180 (no. 8) = SIG³ 1140 = PHI 150499 = AGRW ID# 1158


Block of white marble with a relief depicting one of the Samothracian deities, likely Kadmilos (455 x 28 x 16 cm). This may or may not involve a guild (see translation).

Marcus Caecilius Sotas, the coppersmith (chalkeus) from the guild (technē) (or: the coppersmith by his skill), dedicated this to the Great Gods in Samothrace.

Translation by: Ascough

Μ(ᾶρκος) ∙ Καικέλιος | Σῶτας ὁ χαλκεὺς | ἀπὸ τῆς τέχνης | Θεοῖς Μεγάλοις || τοῖς ἐν Σαμοθράκηι.

Item added: December 5, 2011
Item modified: January 19, 2016
ID number: 1158
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