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

Pantikapaion (Bosporan region, Danube and Black Sea areas — Pleiades map), 100-150 CE
IBosp 83 = PHI 182800 = AGRW ID# 7600
Copenhagen Inventory info: 1285


Slab of limestone broken in two with a relief of a warrior (154 x 52-53 x 19 cm; letter height: 3-4 cm). Found at Kerch in 1929, now in Kerch Historical and Archaeological Museum.

The synod (synodos) gathered around Maes son of Kallisthenes the synagogue-leader (synagōgos), Erotas son of Antisthenes the goodness-loving official (philagathos), Theagenes son of Pothos the assistant goodness-loving official (paraphilagathos), and the rest of the society-members (thiasitai) set this up in memory of Attas son of Tryphon, their own synod member (synodeitēs).

Translation by: Harland

ἡ σύνοδος ἡ περὶ συ|ναγωγὸν Μάην Καλ|λισθένου καὶ φιλά|γαθον Ἔρωτα{ν} Ἀν||τισθένου καὶ παρα|φιλάγαθον Θεαγέ|νην {Π}όθου καὶ τῶν | λοιπῶν θιασ{ει}τῶν | Ἄτταν Τρύφωνος τὸν || ἴδιον συνοδείτην |μνήμης χάριν.

Item added: December 11, 2012
Item modified: October 1, 2020
ID number: 7600
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