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Dedication to Apollo by a Group (III BCE) Kyzikos area [Miletopolis] - Mysia and the Troad

Kyzikos area [Miletopolis] (Mysia and the Troad, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), III BCE
IMT 2291 = IKyzikos II 7 = PHI 289528 = AGRW ID# 7256


Votive slab of marble with a relief broken at the top (46 x 35 x 5 cm). Now in the Bursa Museum (inv. 7546). The damaged relief depicts the god Apollo (perhaps the locally attested Apollo Krateanos) in Mysian garb holding a lyre in his left hand and a libation bowl in his right hand held over an altar (to the left); there is a smaller figure to the left of the altar. Below this in two columns is the list of 27 group members' names, perhaps an association. But this may also be a more official board of a temple or simply a group of people who contributed towards the monument. There are several Thracian names in the list, including Mokaporis, Bastakilas, Nania, Arteinos, and Dindiporis.

(Below the relief of Apollo)

(Column 1) Mnesimachos and Olympiodoros sons of Antigonos, Mokaporis son of Bastakilos, . . . Name son of Menestratos, Nania son of Mokaporis, Apollonios son of Kydimos, Iason son of Apollonios, Menas son of Asklepiades, Papylos son of Menas, Arteinos son of Ateporis, Apollonios son of Arteinos, Mnesimachos son of Asklepiades, Menios son of Mnesimachos, Sophon son of Dindiporis

(Column 2) Dindiporis son of Sophron, Apollonios son of Akannos, Menas and Menekrates sons of Apollonios, Menandros son of Menestheus, Sokrates son of Menios, Diliporis son of Apollonios, Kydimos son of Kydimos, Menios son of Menestheus, Aischon son of Kydimos, Ariston son of Batakilos, Magosa son of Menandros, Menas son of Bastakilos.

Translation by: Harland

(Column 1) [Μνησί]μαχος καὶ Ὀλυμ|πιόδωρος οἱ Ἀντιγ<ό>νου | Μοκάπορις Βαστακίλου | [․․․․]σος Μενεστράτου || Νανια Μοκαπόριδος | [Ἀ]πολλώνιος Κυδίμου | [Ἴ]ασων Ἀπολλωνίου | Μηνᾶς Ἀσκληπιάδου | [Π]απύλος Μηνᾶ || Ἀρτεινος Ἀτεπόριος | Ἀπολλώνιος Ἀρτεινου | Μνησίμαχος | Ἀσκληπιάδου | Μήνιος Μνησιμάχου || Σώφρων Δινδιπόρεως

(Column 2) Δινδίπορις Σώφρονος | Ἀπολλώνιος Ἀκάννου | Μηνᾶς καὶ Μενεκράτης | οἱ Ἀπολλωνίου || Μένανδρος Μενεσθέως | Σωκράτης Μηνίου | Διλίπορις Ἀπολλωνίου | Κύδιμος Κυδίμου | Μήνιος Μενεσθέως || Αἰσχρίων Κυδίμου | Ἀρίστων Βατακίλου | Μα̣γ̣ο̣σ̣α̣ Μενάνδρου | Μηνᾶς Βαστακίλου

Item added: December 6, 2012
Item modified: December 3, 2015
ID number: 7256
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