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Dedication of an Altar by an Association (doumos) (172 CE) Saittai area [Mount Toma] - Lydia

Saittai area [Mount Toma] (Lydia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), 172/173 CE
TAM V 179 = ILydiaHoz 63.13 = PHI 263584 = AGRW ID# 816
Copenhagen Inventory info: 876


Altar of marble found in a private home in the vicinity of Mount Toma. There may be a connection with the cult of Meter Oreia (Mother of the Mountain) here (see the notes to TAM V 179, 259, and 528). For another "sacred doumos from this area, see TAM V 449 and 470a.

Year 257 (of the Sullan era), 13th of the month of Artemision.  The altar was set up, having been provided by the association (doumos) from its own resources through the agency of the female temple-warden (hē naukoros).

Translation by: Harland

ἔτους σνζ', μη(νὸς) Ἀρτεμεισί[ου] | γι'. ἀνεστάθη ὁ βωμὸς προνο[ήσαν]|τος τοῦ δούμου ἐκ τῶν ἰδίων [διὰ] | τῆς ναυκόρου.

Item added: November 26, 2011
Item modified: October 9, 2020
ID number: 816
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