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Dedication of a Dining Room for the Elders of the Weavers (109 CE) Theadelphia - Fayum region

Theadelphia (Fayum region, Egypt — Pleiades map), 109 CE (April 1)
GRA III 229 = IFayum II 122 = IGR I 1122 = GIBM IV 1069 = PHI 215964 = AGRW ID# 31375
Copenhagen Inventory info: 1247


Dedication inscription found in the wall of a dining room. Now in the British Museum, London.

The dining room (deipnētērion) of the elders (presbyteroi) of the weavers (gerdioi). When Nepheros son of Kephalas was the supervisor (phontistēs), Heron wrote this, for good fortune, in year 12 of Trajan Caesar the Lord on the 6th of Parmouthi.

Translation by: Kloppenborg

διπνητήριον {δειπνητήριον} πρ|εσβυτέρων γερ|δίων, ἐπὶ Νεφερῶ|τος τοῦ Κεφαλᾶ||τος φροντιστοῦ· | Ἥρων ἔγραψεν ἐ|π’ ἀγαθῶι· (ἔτους) ιβʹ | Τραιανοῦ Καίσαρος | τοῦ κυρίου, Φαρμοῦ||θη ϛʹ.

Item added: April 30, 2020
Item modified: April 30, 2020
ID number: 31375
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