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Dedication by the “Father” of an Association of Tax-farmers (?) (undated) Berytos - Syria and Phoenicia

Berytos (Syria and Phoenicia, Greater Syria and the East — Pleiades map), undated
J. Aliquot, MUSJ 62 (2009) 75-128 = SEG 59 (2009), no. 1669 = AGRW ID# 24287


The editors of SEG clarify that this most likely involves a group of tax-farmers responsible for collecting a taxation of one thirtieth (tricesima) on transmitted goods. The title "father" would refer to either a benefactor or a leader with some role within the group (see Harland 2009).

Lucius Gaius Solon, father of the association (koinon) of the thirtieth, dedicated this.

Translation by: Harland

Λούκιος Γ|άϊος Σό|λων, πα|τὴρ κοι‖νοῦ τῆς | τριακά|δος, ἀνέ|θηκεν.

Item added: May 12, 2016
Item modified: February 28, 2017
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