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Dedication to the God Men by a Brotherhood (III CE) Apameia Kelainai area [Plouristreia] - Phrygia

Apameia Kelainai area [Plouristreia] (Phrygia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), III CE
MAMA IV 230 = CMRDM I 127 = PHI 269663 = AGRW ID# 6247
Copenhagen Inventory info: 483


Altar of limestone with acroteria and mouldings above and below (81 x 43-48 x 40-43 cm). A relief on the shaft depicts a figure (the god Men) standing with a spear or staff in the right hand and a round object in the left hand. Found in a house at Pise, likely the site of the village of Plouristria, about 30 km north east of Apameia and about 10-15 km north of Tymandos.

The brotherhood (phratra) gathered around Aur. Artemon Hermokleus dedicated this to Men of Plouristra in fulfillment of a vow.

Translation by: Harland

{between acroteria:} οἱ περὶ Αὐρ. {on moulding:} | Ἀρτέμωνα Ἑρμοκλ[έ]|ους φράτρα Μηνὶ | {above relief:} | Πλουριστρέων εὐχήν.

MAMA IV 230, plate 49.
Public domain.


Item added: November 21, 2012
Item modified: October 18, 2020
ID number: 6247
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