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Dedication to Isis, Sarapis, Anubis, and Harpokrates (II CE) Samos - Southeastern islands

Samos (Southeastern islands, Aegean Islands — Pleiades map), II CE
RICIS 205/0104 = IG XII,6.2 600 = SIRIS 254 = PHI 344374 = AGRW ID# 17932


Base of marble (16 x 80 x 80 cm; letter height: 2 cm). Although no association is mentioned, the reference to this man's role as "sacred-bearer" in processions implies involvement in a group of devotees of the Egyptian deities.

This was dedicated to Sarapis, Isis, Anubis, Harpokrates (Halphokrates).  Auxos son of Demokles, Samian who is also a sacred-bearer (hieraphoros) on Tenos (island), wearer of the seven garments, together with his wife, Heorte, dedicated this for themselves.

Translation by: Harland

Σεράπιδι Εἴσιδι Ἀνούβιδι | Ἁλφοκράτῃ Αὖξος Δημοκλέους Σάμιος ὁ καὶ Τήνιος ἱεραφόρος, ἑπτάστολος, σὺν καὶ τῇ γυναι||κὶ Ἑορτῇ καθιέρωσεν εἰς τὰ ἴδια̣.

Item added: October 31, 2015
Item modified: October 31, 2015
ID number: 17932
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