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Dedication of a Cup for a Society (I-II CE) Kenchreai - Peloponnesos

Kenchreai (Peloponnesos, Greece and Macedonia — Pleiades map), I-II CE
J.L. Rife, in Corinth in Context 413-417 = SEG 60 (2010), no. 329 = AGRW ID# 24290
Copenhagen Inventory info: 560


Block of blue-gray limestone with a moulding at the bottom. Found in the wall of a modern farm building in 1963 (inv. KE 811). Now in the Isthmia Museum. The reference to a basket-bearer in the society suggests a group engaged in mysteries for Dionysos.

Gaius Heius Agathemeros and Terentia dedicated the drinking-cup for the bread-and-meat society (thiasos), setting it up on behalf of the basket-bearer (liknaphoros) Heia Pauleina, their daughter.

Translation by: Harland

Γ(άϊος) ῞Ηιος ᾿Αγαθήμερος καὶ Τε|ρεντία πῶμα θιάσῳ ἀρτο|κρεωνικῷ ὑπὲρ ῞Ηιας Παυ|λείνας θυγατρὸς αὐτῶν λι||κναφόρου ἀνέστησαν {ivy decoration}.

Item added: May 12, 2016
Item modified: September 4, 2020
ID number: 24290
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