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Dedication of a God’s Statue (?) for the Initiates (II CE) Chersonesos peninsula - Thrace

Chersonesos peninsula (Thrace, Danube and Black Sea areas — Pleiades map), II CE
ISestos 55 = Daphne Hereward, “Inscriptions from the Khersonese,” ABSA 57 (1962) 176–185, at 176-177 (no. 1) = PHI 166723 = AGRW ID# 13972


Stone found at Madutos built into the wall of a house (40 x 55 cm).

To good fortune.  Lucius Aquinius Name . . . set this up for the initiates (mystai) as representative of the office of the market-overseer, having the god (i.e. the statue of the god [?]) made from his own resources (or: having made this for the god from his own resources).

Translation by: Harland

ἀγαθῇ τύ[χῃ] | Λ(ούκιος) Ἀκύνιος ΕΙΜϹ̣Τ̣Π[— — τοῖς] | μύσταις ὑπὲρ ἀγοραν̣[ομί]|ας τὸν θεὸν ποιήσας [ἐκ τῶν] || ἰδίων ἀ[ν]έστησα.

Item added: July 3, 2013
Item modified: January 19, 2016
ID number: 13972
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