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Dedication (frag.) of a Building by a Synod of Sacred Victors (II CE) Kos - Southeastern islands

Kos (Southeastern islands, Aegean Islands — Pleiades map), II CE
D. Bosnakis and K. Hallof, "Alte und neue Inschriften aus Kos I," Chiron 33 (2003) 207-208 (no. 2B) = SEG 53 (2003), no. 866 = PHI 319048 = AGRW ID# 21542
Copenhagen Inventory info: 1728


Slab of yellowish marble found in the Asklepios sanctuary. The functionary given the title "chief-shepherd" is otherwise unattested.

The synod (synodos) of sacred-victors (hieronikai) and crowned victors (stephanitai) restored and painted the building (oikos) from their own resources, and they built the kitchen (mageireion) when Publius . . . Vipstanius Menandros (?) was leader (archōn) and . . . Name . . . was chief-shepherd (archipoimenēs) . . . Vipstanius Primus. . . (remainder lost).

Translation by: Harland

ἡ σύνοδος τῶν ἱερονεικῶν καὶ στ[εφα]|νιτῶν ἐκ τῶν ἰδίων τὸν οἶκον ἐπεσκ[εύασε] | καὶ ἐζωγράφησε καὶ τὸ μαγειρεῖον [κατεσ]|κεύασεν ἐπὶ ἄρχοντος Ποπ(λίου) Οὐ[ιψτανίου Μενάν]||δρου, ἀρχιποίμενος Ἡρ[— — —] | Οὐιψτανίου Πρείμο[υ — — —]

Item added: January 16, 2016
Item modified: February 12, 2021
ID number: 21542
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