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Contributions for Restoring Tombs after an Earthquake (undated) Rhodos on Rhodes - Southeastern islands

Rhodos on Rhodes (Southeastern islands, Aegean Islands — Pleiades map), undated
IG XII,1 9 = PHI 138543 = AGRW ID# 14604


Slab of marble found in the region of Korakonero (28 x 40 x 85 cm). Here the members of an association contribute towards restoring a wall and communal tombs owned by the group after an earthquake had damaged them.

When Theuphanes was priest and Menekrates of Kibyra was chief of the contributors (archeranistēs), on the twenty-sixth of Hyakinthios, these are the contributors (eranistai) who promised to contribute towards the rebuilding of the wall (toichos) and the tombs (mnēmeia) which collapsed during the earthquake.  Menekrates of Kibyra rebuilt the wall and the tombs with their own funds.  He took the initiative on behalf of the association using the collapse money that was promised. . . (remainder lost).

Translation by: Harland

ἐπ’ ἰερέως Θευφάνευς, ἀρχερανιστᾶ | Μενεκράτευς Κιβυράτα, Ὑακινθίου | ἕκται ἐξ ἰκάδος, [τοίδ]ε τῶν ἐρανισ|τᾶν ἐπανγείλα[ντο] εἰς τὰν ἀνοι|κοδομὰν τοῦ τοίχου καὶ τῶν μνα||μείων τῶν πεσόντων ἐν τῶι σεισμῶι· | Μενεκράτης Κιβυράτας ἀνοικοδομήσειν τὸν τοῖχον | καὶ τὰ μναμεῖα τοῖς ἰδίοις ἀναλώμασι. τὸ δὲ | πεσὸ[ν] | ἀργύριον ἐκ τᾶν ἐπανγελιᾶν ὑπάρξει τῶι κοινῶι. || [ὁ δεῖνα — — —]υδος δ(έκα) | [— — — —]

Facsimile of IG XII, 1 9 (from IG).

Item added: October 6, 2013
Item modified: December 14, 2018
ID number: 14604
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