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Dedication to Zeus Bennios on behalf of Trajan (98-117 CE) Aizanoi area [Soa] - Phrygia

Aizanoi area [Soa] (Phrygia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), 98-117 CE
CIG 3857l = IGR IV 603 = SEG 40 (1990), no. 1229 = PHI 271272 = AGRW ID# 5468
Copenhagen Inventory info: 506


Soa was located east of Aizanoi, about half-way between Aizanoi and Metropolis.

Menophanes son of Teimolaos dedicated the altar to Zeus Bennios on behalf of the emperor Nerva Trajan Caesar Augustus, who was victorious in Germany and Dacia, for (?) the devotees of Bennios (Benneisoēnoi).

Translation by: Harland

ὑπὲρ τῆς Αὐτοκράτορος | Νέρουα Τραιανοῦ Καίσαρος | Σεβαστοῦ Γερμανικοῦ | Δακικοῦ νείκης Διὶ Βεννίῳ || Μηνοφάνης Τειμολάου | τὸν βωμὸν ἀνέστησεν | Βεννεισοηνῶν.

Item added: November 8, 2012
Item modified: October 27, 2020
ID number: 5468
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