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Dedication to Zeus Hypsistos, Hera, Poseidon and Apollo by Porters (II CE) Kos - Southeastern islands

Kos (Southeastern islands, Aegean Islands — Pleiades map), II CE
IKosS EV 199 = SEG 43 549 = PHI 186009 = AGRW ID# 11446
Copenhagen Inventory info: 1895


Slab of white marble (56.5 x 92 x 19 cm). The island of Kalymna (now Kalymnos) was about 12 km south of Kos.

This is dedicated to Zeus Hypsistos (“Highest”), Hera Ourania (“Heavenly”), Poseidon Asphaleios (“Provider of Safety”), Apollo, and all the other gods as a thanksgiving on behalf of the city of the Koans.  The porters (sakkophoroi) who are from the island of Kalymna made this using their own resources.

Translation by: Harland

[Διὶ Ὑ]ψίστῳ καὶ Ἥρᾳ | [Ο]ὐρανίᾳ καὶ Ποσει|[δ]ῶνι Ἀσφαλείῳ καὶ | [Ἀ]πόλλωνι καὶ τοῖς || ἄλλοις θεοῖς πᾶσι | εὐχαριστήριον ὑπὲρ τῆς | Κώιων πόλεως οἱ σακ|κοφόροι οἱ ἀπὸ τῆς Κα|λυμνίας ἐποίησαν ἐκ τῶν || ἰδίων.

Item added: March 6, 2013
Item modified: February 12, 2021
ID number: 11446
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