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Dedication of a Building by a Head of the Synagogue and His Wife (III CE) Teos - Ionia

Teos (Ionia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), III CE
IJO II 46 = Amédée Hauvette-Besnault and Edmond Pottier, "Inscriptions d’Érythrées et de Téos," BCH 4 (1880) 153-182, at 181 (no. 44) = CIJ 744 = PHI 256596 = AGRW ID# 12820


Slab of grey marble found in the bazaar at Sivri-Hissar (21 x 153 cm).

Publius Rutilius Joses, the most worthy head of the synagogue (archisynagōgos) for life, together with his wife Bisinnia Demo, built this from the foundations from their own resources.

Translation by: Harland

Π(όπλιος) Ῥουτ(ίλιος) Ἰώσης ὁ ἀξιολογώτατος ὁ διὰ βίου ἀρχισυναγω[γὸς] ǀ σὺν Βισιννίᾳ Δημῷ τῇ συνβίῳ αὐτοῦ ἐκ θεμελίων ἐκ τῶν ἰ[δίων.]

Facsimile from Hauvette-Besnault and Pottier.
Public domain.


Item added: May 30, 2013
Item modified: December 8, 2015
ID number: 12820
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