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Grave of Eutyches’ Family with Fines Payable to Stone-masons (after 212 CE) Perinthos-Herakleia - Thrace

Perinthos-Herakleia (Thrace, Danube and Black Sea areas — Pleiades map), after 212 CE
IPerinthos 131 = IThraceD 65 = Waltzing, no. 206 = PHI 167342 = AGRW ID# 14173
Copenhagen Inventory info: 526


Column of marble (24 x 60 cm).

I, Aurelius Eutyches son of Synphoros from Perinthos, have built the base together with the coffin upon it for myself, for my wife, Aurelia Zosime, and for my children.  Now if anyone dares to place another body in it, that person will pay 500 denarii to the city (polis) and 500 denarii to the guild (technē) of stone-masons (lithourgoi).  Farewell passerby!

Translation by: Harland

Αὐρ(ήλιος) Εὐτύχης Συνφό|ρου Περίνθιος κατε|σκεύασα τὴν καταβατὴν | σὺν τῇ ἐπικειμένῃ σορῷ || ἐμαυτῷ καὶ τῇ συνβίῳ | μου Αὐρ(ηλίᾳ) Ζωσίμῃ καὶ τοῖς | τέκνοις μου· εἰ δέ τις | τολμήσει ἕτερον | καταθέσθαι, δώσει || τῇ πόλει 𐆖 {denarius symbol} φʹ καὶ τῇ | τέχνῃ τῶν λιθουρ|γῶν 𐆖 {denarius symbol} φʹ. χαῖρε πα|ροδεῖτα.

IPerinthos 131: Facsimile by Dumont (IThraceD 65).
Public domain.

Item added: July 4, 2013
Item modified: September 26, 2020
ID number: 14173
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