Associations in the Greco-Roman World (AGRW)

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Grave of Aouainonis Prepared by a Society (III CE) Phanagoria area - Bosporan region

Phanagoria area (Bosporan region, Danube and Black Sea areas — Pleiades map), III CE
IBosp 1016 = PHI 183749 = AGRW ID# 7738
Copenhagen Inventory info: 1301


Slab of limestone (62 x 32-35 x 12; letter height: 2.5 cm). Found at Achtanizovskaya in 1904, now lost.

The society (thiasos) gathered around the priest Menestratos son of Ardarakos, the sacred-searcher (hieromastōr) Dadas son of Noumenios, and the goodness-loving official (philagathos) Kratippos set this up in memory of Aouainonis.

Translation by: Harland

ἡ θίασος περὶ ἡ|ρέα Μενέστρατο|ν Ἀρδαράκου καὶ ἡ|ρομάστωρα {ἱερομάστορα} Δάδ||α Νουμενίου {Νουμηνίου} καὶ | φιλαγάθου Κρατίπ|που ἐνέσθεσ’ Ἀουαί|νονι μνήμης χάριν.

IBosp 1016: Drawing by Latyšev, “Эпиграфические новости из южной России (с 18 снимками),” IAK 14 (1905) 116 (no. 38).Public domain. 

Item added: December 12, 2012
Item modified: October 4, 2020
ID number: 7738
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