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Grave of Marcellus Prepared by Flax-workers (208/209 CE) Saittai - Lydia

Saittai (Lydia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), 208/209 CE
ILydiaP III 14 = SEG 48 (1998), no. 1464 = AGRW ID# 12243


Slab of gray marble with pediment (decorated with two leaves and a round boss), acroteria, tenon, and relief of an olive crown. For another guild of flax-workers, see ISmyrna 218 = AGRW 201.

Year 293 (of the Sullan era), in the month of Apellaios.  The guild (synergasia) of flax-workers (sippinarioisyppinarioi) honored Marcellus son of Marcian, who lived 50 years.

Translation by: Harland

Ἔτ(ους) σqγʹ μη(νὸς) Ἀπελλα[ί]|ου νac. ἡ συνεργασί|α τῶν σιππιναρίων | ἐτίμησεν Μάρκελ||λον Μαρκίωνος vac. | vac. ζή(σαντα) ἔτ(η) νʹ vac.

Item added: May 16, 2013
Item modified: December 3, 2015
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