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Dedication of a Couch to Egyptian Deities by a Contribution-society (196 BCE) Delos - Southwestern islands

Delos (Southwestern islands, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), 196 BCE
IG XI,4 1223 = RICIS 202/0134 = PHI 63708 = AGRW ID# 7444
Copenhagen Inventory info: 222


Plaque of white marble. Found in the area of Sarapis sanctuary B (Sarapieion B). Now in the Delos Museum (inv. A 3024.196).

During the civic leadership (archonship) of Diogenes, in the month of Lenaion, the contribution-society (eranistai) when the priest Lampron was chief of the contribution-society (eranarchountes)–namely, Polyxenos, Apollodoros, Charmas, Apollonios, Kydias, Xenokrates, Teisikles, Heliodoros, Nikis, Apollonios, Apollodoros, Nikaios, Patron, Aeschrion, Menodoros–dedicated the banqueting couch (klinē; or: the banquet itself) to Sarapis, Isis, Anubis and the deities who share the same temples and altars.

Translation by: Harland

ἐπ’ ἄρχοντος Διογένου, μηνὸς | Ληναιῶνος, ἐρανισταί, ἐραναρ|χοῦντος τοῦ ἱερέως Λάμπρω|νος, Πολύξενος, Ἀπολλόδωρος, || Χάρμας, Ἀπολλώνιος, Κυδία̣ς̣, | Ξενοκράτης, Τεισικλῆς, Ἡλι|όδωρος, Νῖκις, Ἀπολλώνιος, | Ἀπολλόδωρος, Νίκαιος, Πά̣|τρων, Αἰσχρίων, Μηνόδωρο̣[ς], || τὰς κλίνας ἀνέθηκαν Σα|ράπι, Ἴσι, Ἀνούβι, θεοῖς συννά̣|[οις] καὶ συμβώμοις.

Item added: December 8, 2012
Item modified: November 14, 2020
ID number: 7444
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