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Grave of Preimigenes Prepared by a Society of Musicians (239 CE) Saittai area [northern Lydia] - Lydia

Saittai area [northern Lydia] (Lydia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), 239 CE
G. Petzl, "Neue Inschriften aus Lydien (V)," EA 38 (2005) 21-36, at 28-30 (no. 9) = AGRW ID# 22111


Slab of white marble with a gable; decorated with a wreath in relief (72 x 40 x 5 cm). From somewhere in northern Lydia (based on the style and text of the monument). Now in a private collection in the Rheinland.

In the 323rd year on the 16th of Hyperbertaios, the society (thiasos) of musicians (mousikoi) honored Preimigenes, who lived 59 years.

Translation by: Harland

ἔτ(ους) τκγ´, μη(νὸς) Ὑπερβερταί|ου ςι´ ἐτειμησεν ὁ | θίασος τῶν μουσι|κῶν Πρειμιγένην || ζή(σαντα) ἔτ(η) νθ´.

Item added: January 23, 2016
Item modified: January 23, 2016
ID number: 22111
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