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Grave of Philetairos Prepared by the Carpenters (165 CE) Saittai - Lydia

Saittai (Lydia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), 165/166 CE
SEG 29 (1979), no.1186 = Bakir-Barthel and Müller 1979, 167-171 (no. 28) = SEG 29 (1979), no.1186 = PHI 277072 = AGRW ID# 2023
Copenhagen Inventory info: 407


Plaque of white marble with a tusk tenon for insertion into another stone (83cm x 32-42.5 x 5). A relative of the L. Octavius Pollion in this inscription may be found in TAM V 85.

Year 250 (of the Sullan era), after the passing of ten days in the month of Dios.  The synod (synodos) of the carpenters honored Philetarios son of L. Octavius Pollion, who lived 23 years and 9 months.  Farewell!

Translation by: Harland

[ἔ]τους σνʹ, μη(νὸς) Δίο[υ] | [ιʹ ἀ]πι(ούσῃ), Φιλέταιρον Λ. Ὀ|[κ]ταβίου Πωλλίωνος | ἡ σύνοδος τῶν τεκτό||νων ἐτείμησεν ζήσαν|τα ἔτη κγʹ μῆ(νας) θʹ | χαῖρε.

Item added: June 19, 2012
Item modified: October 9, 2020
ID number: 2023
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