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Dedication of an Altar to Dionysos by Initiates with a Hierophant (undated) Nakoleia - Phrygia

Nakoleia (Phrygia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), undated
Thomas Drew-Bear, Nouvelles inscriptions de Phrygie (Zutphen, Holland: Terra Publishing, 1978) 32-33 (no. 1) = SEG 28 (1978), no.1187 = SEG 28 (1978), no.1187 = PHI 271348 = AGRW ID# 6772
Copenhagen Inventory info: 468


Altar with a relief on each side (75.5 x 40.5 x 29 cm). In a school in the village of Sarayören in 1978. The front (side A) depicts Dionysos with his left hand on his hip and his right hand taking a bunch of grapes; there is a small man to Dionysos' left. The right side (side B) depicts two figures. The back (side C) depicts a person. The left side (side D) depicts a vine with a bunch of grapes alongside a small animal.

. . . the initiates (mystai) (?) . . . dedicated this to Dionysos as a vow when . . . Name . . . was priest, Agathopodos was revealer of the sacred objects (hierophantēs), and Eutychion was head . . . of the company (speirarchēs) (?) . . . .

Translation by: Harland

(side A) [— — — μύσ]|[τ]α̣ι̣ Δ̣ι̣ονύ|σῳ εὐχήν. | [ἱε]ρατεύ̣ο̣ντ̣[ος {τοῦ δεῖνα}] | (side B) ἱεροφαντοῦ̣[ν]|τος Ἀγαθό[πο]|δος | (side C) [σπει]ράρχου Εὐ|[τυχί]ονος.

Item added: November 27, 2012
Item modified: November 6, 2020
ID number: 6772
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