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Dedication by Smyrnaeitans and Coral Craftsmen (undated) Magnesia by Sipylos - Lydia

Magnesia by Sipylos (Lydia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), undated
TAM V 1346 = IMagnSip 18 = CIG 3408 = PHI 264780 = AGRW ID# 12171


Monument of white marble. The synod of Smyrnaeitans may be a group of immigrants from Smyrna later settled in Magnesia; however, the formation of the ethnic here is unusual. One other suggestion is that these are Magnesians with a special friendship towards Smyrna (see the notes to IMagnSip). A second group, likely an occupational association, came alongside the synod in arranging for the dedication. The occupation of κοραλλιοπλάστης is otherwise unattested but likely involves craftsmen who are moulders or sculptors (πλάσται) that use coral (κοράλλιον).

To good fortune!  The synod (synodos) of Smyrnaetians set this up according to the decree of the most powerful Council, having been planned by C. Marius Publius the treasurer, and those who make dolls from coral (korallioplastai) joined in accordance with the petition they brought by way of Sokrates when T. At. Eutychianos was treasurer.

Translation by: Harland

ἀγαθῆι τύχηι. ǀ συνόδου Σμυρναειτῶν ǀ κατὰ τὸ ψήφισμα τῆς κραǀτίστης βουλῆς, προνοήσαντος ǀǀ Γ. Μαρίου Ποπλίου ταμίου, παǀρόντων καὶ τῶν ǀ κοραλλιοπλασǀτῶν καθ’ ὃ εἰσεκόμισαν βυǀβλίον διὰ Σωκράτου ἐπὶ Τ. ǀ Ἀτ. Εὐτυχιανοῦ ǀǀ ταμίου.

Item added: May 15, 2013
Item modified: December 26, 2015
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