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[82] Dedication of an Altar for the House of Alexandrians (160 CE) Tomis - Scythia and Moesia

Tomis (Scythia and Moesia, Danube and Black Sea areas — Pleiades map), 160 CE
AGRW 82 = ITomis 153 = IGR I 604 = SEG 47 (1997), no. 1040 = PHI 173253 = AGRW ID# 3730
Copenhagen Inventory info: 1206


Altar of marble.

Dedicated to the great Sarapis, to the gods who share his temple, to the emperor Titus Aelius Hadrianus Antoninus Augustus Pius, and to Marcus Aurelius Verus Caesar. Karpion son of Anubion set up the altar for the house (oikos) of the Alexandrians from his own resources. This was done in the 23rd year on the first of the month of Pharmouthi, when Cornutus, also called Sarapion, and Polymnos, also called Longinus, and . . . were priests.

Translation by: Ascough

θεῷ μεγάλῳ Σαράπ[ιδι] | [καὶ τ]οῖς συννάοις θεοῖς κ[αὶ] | Αὐτοκράτορι Τ(ίτῳ) Αἰλίῳ Ἁδριαν[ῷ] | Ἀντωνείνῳ Σεβαστῷ Εὐσε[β(εῖ)] || καὶ Μ(άρκῳ) Αὐρηλίῳ Οὐήρῳ Καίσα|ρι, Καρπίων Ἀνουβίωνος | τῷ οἴκῳ τῶν Ἀλεξανδρέ|ων τὸν βωμὸν ἐκ τῶν ἰδί|ων ἀνέθηκεν ἔτους κγʹ || Φαρμουθὶ αʹ ἐπὶ ἱερέων | [Κ]ορνούτου τοῦ καὶ Σαραπίωνος | [Πολύ]μνου τοῦ καὶ Λον[γείνου] | [— — —] τοῦ Ἀρ[— — —] | [— — —]

Item added: October 2, 2012
Item modified: October 1, 2020
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