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Funerary Honors by a Society for a Chief-initiate (undated) Thyatira area [Hadrianopolis-Stratonikeia] - Lydia

Thyatira area [Hadrianopolis-Stratonikeia] (Lydia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), undated
Louis Robert, "Inscriptions de la vallée du haut caïque," Hellenica 6 (1948) 80-116, at 86 (no. 30) = PHI 266494 = AGRW ID# 13018


Funerary altar decorated with a serpent, found in Soma and then taken to the Manisa museum by 1948 (98 x 35 x 28 cm). Hadrianopolis-Stratonikeia (near modern Soma) was located about 30 km north of Thyatira near the border with Mysia.

For Alexandros the chief-initiate (archimystēs).  The society (thiasos) honored him for the sake of remembrance.  (relief of a serpent)

Translation by: Harland

Ἀλεξάνδρῳ | ἀρχιμύστῃ· | ὁ θίασος | ἐτείμησεν || μνείας χάριν. | {serpent}

Item added: June 11, 2013
Item modified: December 4, 2015
ID number: 13018
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