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Fragment Involving the Initiates Who Wear Hair Cloth (II CE) Ephesos - Ionia

Ephesos (Ionia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), II CE
IEph 1250 = PHI 249365 = AGRW ID# 8325
Copenhagen Inventory info: 1620


Upper part of a base of white marble with a fragmentary inscription found on the north side of the market (agora) (40 x 70 cm). This group of initiates is likely to be identified with the group of the same name in IEph 293; they were devoted to the god Dionysos.

The hair cloth wearing (or: sack-bearing) initiates (sakēphoroi mystai). . . (remainder illegible).

Translation by: Harland

οἱ σακηφόροι μύσ[ται] | [- - -]

Item added: December 20, 2012
Item modified: November 6, 2020
ID number: 8325
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