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Grave of Apollonios Prepared by a Sacred Association (doumos) (96 CE) Saittai area [Iaza] - Lydia

Saittai area [Iaza] (Lydia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), 96/97 CE
TAM V 470a = ILydiaHoz 63.31 = SEG 28 (1978) no. 893 = PHI 263885 = AGRW ID# 909
Copenhagen Inventory info: 878


Slab of marble decorated with crowns with ornate engraving (131 x 53.5-56 x 9 cm).

Year 181 (of the Sullan era), 12th of the month of Apellaios.  Apphys son of Menandros and Meltine honored Apollonios, their son.  Charmos, Apphion and Asklepiades, his brothers; Apollonios his relative connected by marriage with his wife; his mother-in-law and nurturer, Tryphosa, and her husband, Theophilos; and, the sacred association (doumos) and his brotherhood (phratra) honored him with gold crowns.

Translation by: Harland

ἔτους ρπα', μη(νὸς) Ἀπελλαίου ιβ'. Ἀπφῦς | Μενάνδρου καὶ Μελτίνη Ἀπολλώ|νιον τὸν υἱὸν ἐτίμησαν. | Χάρμος καὶ Ἄπφιον καὶ Ἀσκληπιάδη[ς] || οἱ ἀδελφοὶ καὶ Ἀπολλώνιος ὁ γαμ|βρὸς καὶ ἡ γυνὴ αὐτοῦ καὶ ἡ πενθε̣|ρὰ καὶ σύντροφος Τρυφῶσα κ̣[αὶ] | ὁ ἀνὴρ αὐτῆς Θ̣εό̣φιλος καὶ ὁ δο̣[ῦ]|μ̣ος ὁ ἱερὸς καὶ ἡ φράτρα αὐτοῦ || σ̣τεφάνοις χρυσέοις ἐτείμησαν̣.

Item added: November 27, 2011
Item modified: October 9, 2020
ID number: 909
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