Associations in the Greco-Roman World (AGRW)

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Grave of Achaimenes Prepared by a Society (100-150 CE) Pantikapaion - Bosporan region

Pantikapaion (Bosporan region, Danube and Black Sea areas — Pleiades map), 100-150 CE
IBosp 84 = IPontEux II 60 = GGSR 648 = AGRW ID# 7606
Copenhagen Inventory info: 1285


Slab of limestone broken in three, with a relief of a warrior (246 x 57 x 16 cm; letter height: 5-6.5 cm). Found at Kerch in 1878, now in Moscow State Historial Museum (inv. 5708(21) Б-1776).

The synod (synodos) gathered around Menios II the synagogue-leader (synagōgos), Kossous son of Apollonidos the goodness-loving official (philagathos), Eumachos II the assistant goodness-loving official (paraphilagathos), and the rest of the synod-members (synodeitai) set this up in memory of Achaimenes son of Agathokleus.

Translation by: Harland

ἡ̣ σύνοδος ἡ πε|ρὶ συναγωγὸν Μ̣ή|νιον βʹ καὶ φιλάγα[θ]|ον Κοσσοῦν Ἀπολ||λωνίδο<υ> καὶ παρα|φιλάγαθον Εὔμαχ|ον βʹ καὶ οἱ λοιποὶ συ|νοδεῖται Ἀχαιμ[έ]|νην Ἀγαθοκλέους || μνήμης χάριν.

IBosp 84: Photo from GGSR 648, plate XLV.
Public domain.

IBosp 84: Facsimile by Latyschev (IPontEux II 60).
Public domain.

Item added: December 11, 2012
Item modified: October 1, 2020
ID number: 7606
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