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Grave of Mastous Prepared by the Synod (ca. 80-150 CE) Pantikapaion - Bosporan region

Pantikapaion (Bosporan region, Danube and Black Sea areas — Pleiades map), ca. 80-150 CE
IBosp 80 = IPontEux II 62 = GGSR 454 = PHI 182796 = AGRW ID# 7564
Copenhagen Inventory info: 1281


Slab of limestone with a relief of a young man found north of Mount Mithridates (Kerch town) in 1875 (213 x 53 x 23-25 cm; letter height: 5 cm) . Now in Kerch Historical and Archaeological Museum. See the photo and the sketch below. The Mastous of this inscription is the father of the deceased Mastous in IBosp 81.

The synod (synodos) gathered around Pantagathos, the priest; Mikas, the synagogue–leader (synagōgos); Euremon, the benevolent official (philagathos); Elis, the assistant benevolent official (paraphilagathos); and Pharnakes, the official in charge of affairs (pragmatas), set this up in memory of Mastous son of Mastous.

Translation by: Harland

ἡ σύνοδ[ο]ς ἡ πεǀρὶ ἡρέαν (ἱερέα) Π̣α̣ντάγαǀθον καὶ [συ]ν̣αγωγǀὸν Μ[ί]καν καὶ φιλάǀ|γαθον Εὑρήμωνα ǀ καὶ παραφιλάγαθοǀν Ἦλιν καὶ πραγμαǀτᾶν Φαρνάκην Μαǀστοῦν Μαστοῦ ǀ| μνήμης χάριν.

IBosp 80: Photo from GGSR 454, plate XXXIII.
Public domain.

IBosp 80: Sketch by Ludolf Stephani, “Erklärung einiger im Jahre 1875 im südlichen Russland gefundener Kunstwerke,” Compte rendu de la Commission Impériale Archéologique (1879) [1876] 214.

Item added: December 11, 2012
Item modified: October 1, 2020
ID number: 7564
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