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Grave of Apollonios Prepared by Family and a Company (198/199 CE) Thyatira area - Lydia

Thyatira area (Lydia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), 198/199 CE
TAM V 822 = ILydiaKP II 152 = PHI 264250 = AGRW ID# 12980


Funerary altar of white marble found at Dagh Dere Kjöi (47 x 30 x 29 cm). Apollonios was a wand-bearer for the company, likely a Dionysiac association.

In the 283rd year (of the Sullan era) on the 7th of the month of Dystros, Apollonios and Aphianos his sons, Apphias his wife, Hermione his daughter-in-law, all his domestic slaves, the company – for the wand-bearer (Apollonios) who is also foremost in the village – and the relatives made this for their father Apollonios for the sake of remembrance.  Farewell!

Translation by: Harland

ἔ̣τους σπγʹ, μη(νὸς) Δύστρου ζʹ. | τ̣ῷ πατρὶ Ἀπολλωνίῳ | Ἀπολλώνιος καὶ Ἀφιανὸ[ς] | [ο]ἱ ὑοί, Ἀπφιὰς ἡ σύμβις, Ἑ||[ρμι]όνη ἡ νεὸς καὶ τὰ θρέ|[μ]ματα πάντα, ἡ σπεῖρα̣ | τὸν ναρθηκοφόρον κὲ | πρωτοκωμήτην καὶ οἱ | συνγενεῖς ἐποίησαν || μνείας χάριν. χαῖρε

Item added: June 7, 2013
Item modified: April 5, 2021
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