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[71] Dedication for a Company of Asians (222-235 CE) Dionysopolis - Scythia and Moesia

Dionysopolis (Scythia and Moesia, Danube and Black Sea areas — Pleiades map), 222-235 CE
AGRW 71 = IGBulg I² 23 = PHI 167880 = AGRW ID# 3236
Copenhagen Inventory info: 1152


Slab of limestone. This is one among numerous extant inscriptions involving associations of “Asians” (Asianoi), namely groups formed by immigrants from Asia Minor.

For good fortune! On behalf of the fortune and victory of the lord, emperor Marcus Aurelius Severus Alexander Pius Eutyches, Marcus Aurelius Koures, official in charge of the sacred, dedicated this to the ancient company (speira) of Asians (Asianoi).

(Nonsensical letters in another hand follow).

Translation by: Ascough

ἀγαθῆι τύχηι. | ὑπὲρ τῆς τοῦ κυρίου Αὐτοκρά|τορος Μ(άρκου) ∙ Αὐρ(ηλίου) Σεουήρου 〚Ἀλεξάν〛| 〚δρου〛 Εὐσεβοῦς Εὐτυχοῦς τύχης καὶ νίκης> || Ἀσιανῶν σπείρᾳ πρεσβ(—) | ἱερονόμος vac. | Μ(ᾶρκος) Αὐρ(ήλιος) Κουρη<ς>

Item added: September 19, 2012
Item modified: September 26, 2020
ID number: 3236
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