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[113] Dedication to King Eumenes II by a Bacchic Group (after 158 BCE) Pergamon - Mysia and the Troad

Pergamon (Mysia and the Troad, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), after 158 BCE
AGRW 113 = IPergamonSupp AM 27, 1902, no. 86 = Jaccottet 2003, vol. 2, no. 91 = PHI 316398 = AGRW ID# 549
Copenhagen Inventory info: 913


Altar of white marble, now in the Bergama Museum (57 x 36 x 23 cm; letter height: 1.8 cm). King Eumenes II reigned from about 197-159 BCE over the Attalid kingdom centred on Pergamon.

The bacchants (bakchoi) of the god of the ritual cry “euoi” (i.e. Dionysos) dedicated this to King Eumenes, god, saviour, and benefactor.

Translation by: Harland

βασιλεῖ Εὐμένει θε[ῶι] | σωτῆρι καὶ εὐεργέ[τηι] | οἱ βάκχοι τοῦ εὐαστοῦ θ[εοῦ].

Item added: November 19, 2011
Item modified: October 9, 2020
ID number: 549
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