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Decree (?) (frag.) of the Dionysoboleitans (118-138 CE) Byzantion - Thrace

Byzantion (Thrace, Danube and Black Sea areas — Pleiades map), 118-138 CE
IByzantion 38 = IG XII,9 1260 = SEG 28 (1978), no. 561 = PHI 170879 = AGRW ID# 13966
Copenhagen Inventory info: 1917


Upper part of a slab of white marble (31 x 48 cm). The Dionysoboleitans may be an association of fishermen devoted to Dionysos, since the Greek term bolos was used in reference to casting a net or to the catch of fish.

When Hadrian Caesar was official of the sacred (i.e. eponymous official of Byzantion) for the second time, decree (?) of the Dionysoboleitans (Dionysoboleitai): Volusia Claudiane, wife . . . . (remainder missing).

Translation by: Harland

ἐπὶ ἱερομνάμονος Ἁδριανοῦ Καίσαρος τὸ βʹ· | Διον[υ]σοβολειτῶν· Οὐολοσεία Κλαυδιανὴ γυνὴ | [— — —]

Item added: July 2, 2013
Item modified: September 26, 2020
ID number: 13966
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