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Dedication (frag.) of Altars and a Clock for Egyptian Deities by a Melanephorian (ca. 100 BCE) Delos - Southwestern islands

Delos (Southwestern islands, Aegean Islands — Pleiades map), ca. 100 BCE
IDelos 2087-2088 = PHI 64531 = AGRW ID# 22447


IDelos 2087: Plaque of white marble broken in five pieces. Found in 1909 and 1910 in Sarapis sanctuary C (inv. Α 1489).
IDelos 2088: Fragment of white marble.
The two inscriptions seem largely identical and the first can be reconstructed with the help of the second (as in the translation below).

On behalf of himself, his wife Patrophila, his children Nikias and Apollonia, and his relative Kleon son of Kleon, . . . Name son of Nikias, a member of those who wear black (melanēphoros), dedicated from his own resources the altars, the mosaic, the sphinxes, and the clock to Sarapis, Isis, Anubis, Harpokrates, and Hydreios (i.e. Osiris).  This was done when Artemidoros son of Apollodoros from Lamptrai subdivision was priest (hiereus), Theophile daughter of Artemidoros from Lamptrai was basket-bearer (kanēphoros), and Euodos was temple-warden (zakoros).

Translation by: Harland

{no. 2087}
[ὁ δεῖνα Νικίου] | [— — — ρεὺς μελα]|[ν]ηφόρο[ς ὑπὲρ ἑαυτοῦ] | καὶ τῆς [γυναικὸς Πατρο]||φίλας κ[αὶ τῶν τέκνων] | Νικίου κ[αὶ Ἀπολλωνίας] | καὶ τοῦ οἰκε[ίου] Κλέωνος | τοῦ Κλέων[ο]ς, τοὺς βω|μοὺς καὶ τὸ λιθόστρωτο[ν] || καὶ τὰς σφίγγας καὶ τ[ὸ] | ὡρολόγιον Σαράπιδι, [Ἴσι]|δι, Ἀνούβιδι, Ἁρποχράτ̣[ει], | Ὑδρείωι ἀνέθηκ[εν] | ἐκ τῶν ἰδίων, || ἐπὶ ἱερέως Ἀρτ[εμιδώ]|ρου τοῦ Ἀπολ̣λ̣ο̣δώρ[ου] | [Λ]αμπτρέ[ως, κα]νηφορού̣|σης Θεοφίλ[ης] τῆς Ἀρ|τεμιδώρου Λαμπτρέως || θυγατρός, ζακορεύοντος | Εὐόδου.

{no. 2088}
{fragment a, line 1} [ὁ δεῖνα] Νικίου | [— — —]ρ̣εὺς μελανη|[φόρος ὑπὲ]ρ ἑαυτοῦ καὶ | [τῆς γυναι]κὸς Πατροφί||[λας καὶ τῶ]ν τέκνων Νι|[κίου καὶ Ἀπ]ολλωνίας vac. | [καὶ τοῦ οἰκεί]ου Κλέωνος | [τοῦ Κλέωνο]ς τοὺς βω|[μούς κτλ.]
{fragment b, line 1} [κανηφο]|[ρούσ]ης Θεοφίλης | [τῆς] Ἀρτεμιδώρου | [Λαμπ]τρέως, vac. | ζακορεύοντος || Εὐόδου.

Item added: February 6, 2016
Item modified: February 6, 2016
ID number: 22447
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