Associations in the Greco-Roman World (AGRW)

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Bronze Seal of the Breisean Initiates (247-249 CE) Smyrna - Ionia

Smyrna (Ionia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), 247-249 CE
ISmyrna 729 = Hasluck 1912-13, 92-94 = IGLAM 248 = PHI 255880 = AGRW ID# 10197
Copenhagen Inventory info: 1325


Seal of bronze with a bust of the emperor Philip I, his wife Otacilia, and his son, Philip (II) and a seated figure of Zeus Sarapis (ca. 2.3 x 3.1 cm; see photo below) Now in the British Museum (inv. GR 1866.8-4.2). See Hasluck 1912-13 for further discussion.

Belonging to the Breisean initiates before the city.

Translation by: Harland

μυστῶν πρὸ ǀ πόλεως ǀ Βρεισέων

ISmyrna 729: Photo of bronze seal from Hasluck 1912-13, 92.
Public domain.

Item added: January 30, 2013
Item modified: November 6, 2020
ID number: 10197
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