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Dedication of a Mask of Dionysos for a Society of Elders (ca. 250-200 BCE) Kition on Cyprus - Southeastern islands

Kition on Cyprus (Southeastern islands, Aegean Islands — Pleiades map), ca. 250-200 BCE
IKitionY 2002 = I. Nicolaou, RDAC (1992) 260/261 = SEG 42 (1992), no. 1312 = PHI 311254 = AGRW ID# 20664
Copenhagen Inventory info: 1484


Rectangular plaque of limestone. Now in the Larnaka District Museum.

To good fortune.  Themison son of Pasiphilos dedicated the mask of Dionysos for the society (thiasos) of the elders (presbyteroi) because of the goodwill which he has towards them.

Translation by: Harland

ἀγαθῆι τύχηι· | Θεμίσων Πασιφίλου | εἰς τὸν θίασον τῶν | πρεσβυτέρων ἀνέθη||κεν τοῦ Διονύσου τ[ὸ πρό]|σωπον εὐνοίας [ἕνεκεν] | τῆς εἰς αὐτού[ς].

Item added: December 26, 2015
Item modified: December 18, 2020
ID number: 20664
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