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Grave (frag.) of Arathos Prepared by a Synod (210 CE) Pantikapaion - Bosporan region

Pantikapaion (Bosporan region, Danube and Black Sea areas — Pleiades map), 210 CE
IBosp 97 = PHI 182814 = AGRW ID# 7651
Copenhagen Inventory info: 1296


Fragment of a slab broken in three ( 60-83 x 53 x 19 cm; letter height: 5.5 cm). Found at Kerch, now lost. See photo below.

. . . The synod (synodos) gathered around . . . Hygiainon the goodness-loving official (philagathos), and the rest of the synod-members (synodeitai) set up the monument (stele) in memory of Arathos son of Pappas in the 507th year on the 7th of the month of Dystros.

Translation by: Harland

[ἡ σύνοδος ἡ περὶ] | [— — — καὶ φιλά]|γ̣αθον Ὑγιένωνα {Ὑγιαίνοντα} | καὶ τῶν λοιπῶ[ν] || συνοδειτῶν ἀν|έστησαν τὴν στή|λην Ἀράθου Πάπ|που μνείας χάριν | ἐν τῷ ζφʹ || ἔτει καὶ μηνὶ | Δύστρου ζʹ.

IBosp 97: Drawing by Latyšev, “Эпиграфические новости из южной России (находки 1901—1903 годов). С 100 снимками надписей,” IAK 10 (1904) 31 (no. 23).
Public domain.


Item added: December 11, 2012
Item modified: October 4, 2020
ID number: 7651
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