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Grave of Alexander Prepared by the Brotherhood (238/239 CE) Saittai - Lydia

Saittai (Lydia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), 238/239 CE
ILydiaM 109 = SEG 49 (1999), no. 1673 = AGRW ID# 12269


Slab of marble with pediment (decorated with a disk and two flowers), acroteria, tenon and relief of a large disk above the inscription (68 x 42 x 8 cm).

Year 323 of the Sullan era, on the 13th day of the month of Audnaios.  The members of the brotherhood, friends (phratores philoi), have placed this monument (stele) here for Alexandros the linen–worker (linourgos), who died young at the age of 30.

Translation by: Harland

Ἔτ(ους) τκγʹ, μη(νὸς) Αὐδναίǀου γιʹ Ἀλεξάνǀδρωι λινουργῷ ǀ φράτορες φίλοι ǀǀ στήλην νέωι θαǀνόντι θῆκαν ἐνǀθάδε ζή(σαντι) ἔτ(η) λʹ.

Item added: May 16, 2013
Item modified: December 3, 2015
ID number: 12269
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