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Grave of Kallistos Prepared by a Synod (214 CE) Pantikapaion - Bosporan region

Pantikapaion (Bosporan region, Danube and Black Sea areas — Pleiades map), 214 CE
IBosp 98 = PHI 182815 = AGRW ID# 7654
Copenhagen Inventory info: 1296


Slab of limestone broken in two (193 x 46-52 x 21-25 cm). Found at Kerch, now in Kerch Historical and Archaeological Museum (upper part only).

The synod (synodos) gathered around Kallisthenes II the priest, Julius Sambinas the father (patēr), who has a role in the court, Methakos (?) the synagogue-leader (synagōgos), and the rest of the society-members (thiasitai) set up the monument (stele) in memory of Kallistos son of Bathyllos in the 511th year on the 8th of the month of Loos.

Translation by: Harland

ἡ σύνοδος πε|ρὶ ἱερέα Καλλι|σθένην βʹ καὶ | πατέρα συνό||δου Ἰούλιον | Σαμβίνα τὸν | ἐπὶ τῆς αὐλῆ[ς] | [κ]αὶ συν[α]γωγ[ὸν] | [Μήθ]ακον καὶ || [τ]ῶν λοιπῶν | θιασειτῶν ἀ|νέστησαν τ[ὴν] | στήλην Καλλί|στῳ Βαθύλλ{ου} || μνήμης χάριν | αιφʹ, Λώῳ | vac. ηʹ.

Item added: December 11, 2012
Item modified: October 4, 2020
ID number: 7654
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