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[42] Grave and Bequest for an Association of Grave-diggers (II CE) Philippi - Macedonia

Philippi (Macedonia, Greece and Macedonia — Pleiades map), II CE
AGRW 42 = IPhilippiP II 029/G215 = PHI 150480 = AGRW ID# 2241


Slab of marble, now in the Museum in Kavala (inv. no. L 68). The inscription appears below a relief of the Thracian Horseman inside a square frame.

Manta set this up for her own child, Soudios son of Paibilas, twenty-six years old, as a memorial. I bequeath to the Kalpapoureitian grave-diggers 150 denarii. Once a year they shall celebrate the Rose festival (rosalia).

Translation by: Ascough

Μάντα ἰδίῳ τέκνῳ | Σουδίῳ Παιβίλα ἐ|τῶν κϛʹ μνήμης χάριν. | καταλείπω δὲ κου||π̣ίασιν Καλπαπου|ρείτα<ι>ς ∙ 𐆖 {denarius symbol} ρνʹ. παρα|καύσουσιν δὲ ἅπαξ | τοῦ ἔτους ῥόδοις.

Item added: August 6, 2012
Item modified: January 19, 2016
ID number: 2241
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