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Dedication for a Society of the Syrian Pure Goddess (166-88 BCE) Delos - Southwestern islands

Delos (Southwestern islands, Aegean Islands — Pleiades map), 166-88 BCE
IDelos 2225 = PHI 64671 = AGRW ID# 22467
Copenhagen Inventory info: 439


Small base of white marble (75 x 25 x 27 cm). Found in the sanctuary of the Syrian goddess (Pure Aphrodite = Atargatis; inv. Α 1266).

On his own behalf, Dionysios son of Hermogenes from Alexandria dedicated the statue, the censer, and the rosemary frankincense on the occasion when he gathered together the society-members (thiasitai) of the Pure Goddess.

Translation by: Harland

Διονύσιος Ἑρμογένου Ἀ[λεξανδρεὺς] | ὑπὲρ ἑαυτοῦ τὸ ἄγαλμα [καὶ τὸ θυμι]|ατήριον καὶ τὴν λιβανωτίδα, ἀ[πὸ τῶν θι]|ασιτῶν Ἁγνῆς Θεοῦ οὗς συνήγα[γε].

Item added: February 6, 2016
Item modified: November 14, 2020
ID number: 22467
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