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Dedication of a Statue for a President by an Association of Bakers (3 CE) Arsinoites - Fayum region

Arsinoites (Fayum region, Egypt — Pleiades map), 3 CE (19 February)
GRA III 204 = I.Fayum III 212 = SB I 984 = SB I 2035 = IGRR I 1117 = PHI 216128 = AGRW ID# 31188
Copenhagen Inventory info: 1249


Arched slab of limestone (55 x 33 x 10 cm). Currently located in Vienna at the Kunsthistorisches Museum, inv. II 17423 (Ägyptische Sammlung 205).

On behalf of Emperor Caesar, son of god, Zeus Eleutherios, Augustus, and Publius Octavius, governor of Egypt, the association (plēthos) of Arsinoite specialty bakers (katharougoi) and cake-makers (plakountopoioi) honoured Herakleides son of Sochotes, their president (prostatēs) for the 32nd year of Caesar, with a monument (stele) and a stone statue, for life. Year 32 of Caesar on the 25th of Mecheir.

Translation by: Mark Mueller (with modifications)

ὑπὲρ Αὐτοκράτορος Καίσαρος, | θεο<ῦ> {θεὸν} υἱοῦ, Δι<ὸς> {Δία} Ἐλευθερίο<υ> {Ἐλευθέριον}, Σεβαστ|ο<ῦ> {Σεβαστὸν}, Ποπλίου Ὀκταουίου ὄντος ἐπὶ τ|ῆς Αἰγύπτου, τὸ πλῆθος τῶν || ἀπὸ τοῦ Ἀρσινοείτου καθαρο|υργῶν καὶ πλακουντοποιῶν | Ἡρακλείδην Σοχώτου προστ|άτην τοῦ λβʹ (ἔτους) Καίσαρος στ|ήλην καὶ ἱκόνα <λιθίν>ην διὰ βί||ου·(ἔτους) λβʹ Καίσαρος, | Μεχὶρ κεʹ.

Item added: April 23, 2020
Item modified: April 23, 2020
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