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Grave of Papias Prepared by Clothing-cleaners (154 CE) Saittai - Lydia

Saittai (Lydia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), 154/155 CE
TAM V 86 = PHI 263480 = AGRW ID# 771
Copenhagen Inventory info: 403


Slab of marble decorated with crowns (99 x 41.5 x 105 cm).

Year 239 (of the Sullan era), 9th of the month of Apellaios.  The guild (homotechnon) of clothing-cleaners (or: fullers; gnapheis) honored Papias son of Artemidoros, who lived 75 years.

Translation by: Harland

ἔτους σλθ', μη(νὸς) Ἀπελλαί|ου θ'. Παπίαν Ἀρτεμιδώ|ρου ἐτείμησεν τὸ ὁμότε|χον (sic) τῶν γναφέων, ζήσαν||τα ἔτη οε'.

Item added: November 24, 2011
Item modified: October 9, 2020
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