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[73] Decree Concerning Contributions for the Construction of a Temple (late III BCE) Kallatis - Scythia and Moesia

Kallatis (Scythia and Moesia, Danube and Black Sea areas — Pleiades map), late III BCE
AGRW 73 = IKallatis 35 = PHI 173603 = AGRW ID# 3270
Copenhagen Inventory info: 1186


Slab of bluish marble with a decorated triangular top (pediment with acroteria), broken into eight pieces

For good fortune!  When Simos son of Asklapiades was king, during the month of Dionysios, when Hagemonos son of Pythion was president, the society members (thiasitai) resolved that a temple should be constructed for the god.  Let those of the society members who want to contribute towards the construction promise whatever amount each chooses. Those who have promised a gold coin are granted a crown of honor for life and their name inscribed on the monument.  Those promising less than a gold coin (stater) up to thirty silver pieces (drachmas) are granted their name inscribed and a crown of glory during the triennial festival for life. The rest who have promised less are granted their name inscribed on the monument.

Let three men be appointed from among all the society members to ensure that the temple is constructed magnificently and quickly. Once they have been chosen, these men will receive the sums from those who have promised and they will administer the expenses, and the written account of the management will be handed over. Upon the completion of the work, those chosen for overseeing construction will be granted a crown for the meetings that the society members will hold during the triennial festival.

For good fortune! Those who promised to contribute to the building of the temple:(column a) Apollonymos son of Satyros: a gold coin (stater); Apollonios son of Apollonios; Philippos son of Apollonios; Dionysios son of Kalchadon.  To build the temple: Meniskos son of Herakleides (?) . . . a gold coin (stater); Damatrios son of Damatrios: a gold coin (stater); Simos son of Promathion: a gold coin (stater); Kratinos son of Mikos: a gold coin (stater); Nautimos son of Pasiadas: a gold coin (stater); Zopyros son of Protopolis: a gold coin (stater); Harmagenes son of Damophon: a gold coin (stater); Kritoboulos son of Pyrsos: a gold coin (stater); Asklapiodoros son of Apollodotos: a gold coin (stater); Nossion son of Hierokles: a gold coin (stater); Zopyros son of Hestios: a gold coin (stater); Damosthenes son of Dionysios: sheltered, vaulted passageway leading to the doorway.

(column b) Menis son of Hikesios: 30 silver drachmas; Sosibios son of Protomachos: 30 silver drachmas; Hereas son of Damophon: 30 silver drachmas; Eupraios son of Satyros: 30 silver drachmas; . . . Name: 30 silver drachmas; . . . Name: 30 silver drachmas; . . . (two missing lines). . . Apollodotos . . . : thirty workers; Promathion son of Promathion:  fifteen workers.  Hagemon son of Pythion: a work-horse and fifteen workers; Olympos son of Soterichos: fifteen workers; Dion son of Aristokles: fifteen workers; Hephaistion son of Skythas: fifteen workers; Dionysios wreath-dealer: ten workers; Apollonios Simos: ten workers.

Translation by: Ascough

ἀγαθᾶι τύχαι. ἐπὶ βασιλ[έο]ς Σίμου το[ῦ] | Ἀσκλαπιάδα μηνὸς Διον[υσί]ου πραισιμνῶν|τος Ἁγήμονος τοῦ Πυθίωνος· ἔδοξε τοῖς θιασί|ταις· ὅπως κατασκευασθῇ ναὸς τῶι θεῶι τοὺς || θέλοντας τῶν θιασιτᾶν ἐπαγγέλλεσθαι εἰς τὰγ κα|τασκευὰν ὅ τι κα ἕκαστος προαιρῆται· τοῖς δὲ ἐπαγ|γειλαμένοις ἕως μὲν χρυσοῦ εἶμεν στέφανον φιλο|τιμίας διὰ βίου καὶ ἐγγραφὰν εἰς στάλαν, τοῖς δὲ ἔ|λασσον χρυσοῦ ἐπαγγειλαμένοις ἕως ἀργυρῶν || [τ]ριάκοντα εἶμεν τάν τε ἐγγ[ρα]φὰν καὶ στέφανον ἀπο|[δοχᾶ]ς τᾶι τριετηρίδι διὰ βίου· τοῖς δὲ λοιπο[ῖς] τοῖ[ς ἔ]|λασσον ἐπαγ[γειλαμένοις εἶμε]ν ἐγγραφὰν τᾶς ἐπα[γ]|γελίας εἰς τὰν στάλαν· ὅπως δ[ὲ] καὶ κατασκευασθῇ ὁ ν[α]|ὸς ὡς κάλλιστα κα[ὶ] συντομώ[τ]ατα ἑλέσθαι ἄνδρας ||τρεῖς ἐκ πάντων τῶ[ν θ]ιασιτᾶ[ν]· οἱ δὲ αἱρεθέντες λαβόντες | παρὰ τῶν ἐπαγγειλαμ[έ]νων χ[ει]ριξοῦντι τὰ διάφορα καὶ λό|γον ἀποδωσοῦντι ἔγγραφον [τ]οῦ χειρισμοῦ· συντελε|σθέντος δὲ τοῦ ἔργου εἶμεγ κ[αὶ] τοῖς αἱρεθεῖσι ἐπὶ τὰγ κατα|σκευὰν στέφανον ἐν ταῖς συ[ν]όδοις ἅς κα συνῶντι οἱ θιασ[ῖ]||ται κατὰ τριετηρίδα. vacat ἀγα[θ]ᾶι τύχαι. vacat | οἵδε ἐπαγγείλαντο εἰς τ[ὰ]ν οἰκοδομίαν τοῦ ναοῦ·|

(column A, beginning at line 22) [Ἀπ]ολλώνυμος Σατύρου χρ(υσοῦν στατῆρα) | [Ἀπ]ολλώνιος Ἀπολλωνίου vac. | [Φ]ίλιππος Ἀπολλωνίου vac. ||Διονύσιος [Καλ]χαδόνος vac. | οἰκοδομησ[εῖ]ν [τὸν ναόν]· | Μενίσκος Ἡρακλει[․․․ χρ(υσοῦν στατῆρα)] | Δαμάτριος Δαματρίου χρ(υσοῦν στατῆρα) | Σῖμ[ο]ς Προμαθίωνος χρ(υσοῦν στατῆρα) || [Κρ]ατῖνος Μίκου χρ(υσοῦν στατῆρα) | [Ναύ]τιμος Πασιάδα χρ(υσοῦν στατῆρα) | Ζώπυρος Πρωτοπόλιος χρ(υσοῦν στατῆρα) | Ἁρμαγένης Δαμοφῶντος χρ(υσοῦν στατῆρα) | Κριτόβουλος Πύρσου χρ(υσοῦν στατῆρα) || Ἀσκλαπιόδωρος Ἀπολλοδότου χρ(υσοῦν στατῆρα) | Νοσσίων Ἱεροκλέος χρ(υσοῦν στατῆρα) | Ζώπυρος Ἑστίου χρ(υσοῦν στατῆρα) | Δαμοσθένης Διονυσίου vac. | ἀλέαν εἰς τὸ θύρωμα || κοίλαν καὶ ψαλίδας. |

(column B, beginning at line 22) Μῆνις Ἱκεσίου ἀρ(γυρᾶς δραχμὰς) λʹ | Σωσίβιος Πρωτομάχου ἀρ(γυρᾶς δραχμὰς) λʹ | Ἡρέας Δαμ[οφ]ῶντος ἀρ(γυρᾶς δραχμὰς) λʹ || Εὐφραῖος Σ[ατ]ύρου ἀρ(γυρᾶς δραχμὰς) λʹ | ΕΠΟ̣․Ι̣Μ̣Ν̣[ - - - ] ἀρ(γυρᾶς δραχμὰς) λʹ | [ - - - ]ς ἀρ(γυρᾶς δραχμὰς) λʹ | [ - - - ] | [ - - - ] || Ἀπολλόδοτος [ - - - ]|τος ἐργάτας τριάκο[ντα]. | Προμαθίων Προμαθίωνος | ἐργάτας δεκαπέντε. | Ἁγήμων Πυθίωνος καβαλ || λεῖον καὶ ἐργάτας δεκαπέντε. | Ὄλυμπος Σωτηρίχου ἐργάτας ιεʹ | Δίων Ἀριστοκλέος ἐργάτας ιεʹ | Ἁφαιστίων Σκύθα ἐργάτας ιεʹ | Διονύσιος στεφαναπλόκος || ἐργάτας δέκα. vac. | Ἀπολλώνιος Σίμου ἐργάτας ιʹ.

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