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Dedication of an Offering Receptacle by the Royalists (270-250 BCE) Thera - Southwestern islands

Thera (Southwestern islands, Aegean Islands — Pleiades map), 270-250 BCE
IG XII,3 443 = RICIS 202/1202 = SIRIS 137 = PHI 75964 = AGRW ID# 4747
Copenhagen Inventory info: 15


Inscription that accompanied a coin or offering receptacle (thēsaurus) that was found on location in the sanctuary of the Egyptian deities. Such offering receptacles have been found in the meeting places of other associations, including the Sarapis sanctuary (A) on Delos (see also IG XI,4 1247 = PHI 63732 on this site). The Royalists (basilistai) were devotees of the Ptolemaic rulers as gods during the time of the Ptolemaic garrison on the island.

Diokles and the royalists (basilistai) dedicated the offering receptacle (thēsaurus) to Sarapis, Isis, and Anubis.

Translation by: Harland

Διοκλῆς καὶ οἱ Βασι[λ]ισταὶ τὸν | θησαυρὸν Σαράπι Ἴσι Ἀνούβι.

Item added: October 24, 2012
Item modified: December 18, 2020
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