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Grave of a Family with Bequest to a Guild of Sawyers (200-250 CE) Ephesos - Ionia

Ephesos (Ionia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), 200-250 CE
IEph 2115 = PHI 249930 = AGRW ID# 8588
Copenhagen Inventory info: 1495


Marble stone broken in five pieces with a fragmentary inscription; found reused in a wall on the road to Magnesia. This is a family tomb which involves a bequest to "the most sweet guild of wood sawyers (xulopristai)" who will have a wine feast in the seventh month. Cf. Nijf 1997, 62-63.

Too fragmentary to translate.

Translation by: Harland

[τοῦτο τὸ ἡρῶόν ἐστιν Α]ὐρηλίας Νείκης τῆς καὶ Νόννης καὶ Αὐρ(ηλίου) Ζωπ̣[ύρου] | [καὶ τοῦ υἱοῦ αὐτῶν —] Φιλήτου τοῦ καὶ Ζωπυρίωνος· | ζῶσιν· καθιε[ρωσάντων —] | [— — — καὶ] τῇ γλυκυτάτῃ συνεργασίᾳ τῶν ξυλοπριστῶ[ν δηνάρια —] || [— — — ὥστε παρέχεσθαι] ὑπὸ τῶν ξυλοπριστῶν μη(νὶ) ζʹ ἀπὸ τῶν τόκων οἰνοπ[οσίαν —] | [— — —]ναεαμε̣․[— — —]

Item added: December 21, 2012
Item modified: November 6, 2020
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