Associations in the Greco-Roman World (AGRW)

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Grave of Hermophilos the Head Goldsmith (undated) Korykos - Cilicia

Korykos (Cilicia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), undated
MAMA III 335 = PHI 286206 = AGRW ID# 13398
Copenhagen Inventory info: 1018


Inscription on a coffin (sarcophagus). The identification of the deceased as a head-goldsmith may imply leadership in a guild of goldsmiths. Based on the presence of cross-like symbols, the deceased may be a Christian.

Coffin of Hermophilos son of Eutychianos (⊕ in the middle of the name), the head–goldsmith (prōtaurarios). ☩

Translation by: Harland

σωματοθήκη Ἑρμοφίλου ǀ Εὐτυχια⊕νοῦ πρωταυǀραρίου. ☩

Item added: June 19, 2013
Item modified: November 13, 2020
ID number: 13398
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