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[60] Dedication to the God Dionysos and the Initiates (III CE) Abdera - Thrace

Abdera (Thrace, Danube and Black Sea areas — Pleiades map), III CE
AGRW 60 = GRA I 83 = IThraceL 18 = Jaccottet 2003, vol. 2, no. 35 = PHI 295285 = AGRW ID# 2554
Copenhagen Inventory info: 738


Limestone with a triangular top and a base, most likely originally placed over a doorway of a small building or large room.

For good fortune! Gaius Cassius Sextus, chief-cowherd (archiboukolos), built this shrine (megaron) for the god Dionysos and for his fellow-initiates (synmystai) at his own expense.

Translation by: Ascough

ἀγαθῇ τύ|χῃ. | Γ(άϊος) ∙ Κάσσιος Σέ|ξτος, ἀρχιβούκολος, θεῷ || Διον[ύ]σῳ καὶ τοῖς συνμύσταις | ἐκ τ[ῶ]ν ἰδίων τὸ μάγ<α>ρον ἐποίησεν.

Item added: August 12, 2012
Item modified: September 24, 2020
ID number: 2554
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