Associations in the Greco-Roman World (AGRW)

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Grave of Saion (?) Prepared by a Synod (100-150 CE) Pantikapaion - Bosporan region

Pantikapaion (Bosporan region, Danube and Black Sea areas — Pleiades map), 100-150 CE
IBosp 88 = PHI 182805 = AGRW ID# 7624
Copenhagen Inventory info: 1281


Slab of limestone broken in two with a relief of a warrior (147 x 58-59 x 17-18 cm; letter height: 4.5-5.0 cm). Found at Kerch in 1907, now in Kerch Historical and Archaeological Museum. See photo below.

Saion . . . The synod (synodos) gathered around Chariton son of Menios the priest, Pothiskos son of Kosos the goodness-loving official (philagathos), and Dionysios son of Myrmekos the assistant goodness-loving official (paraphilagathos), and the rest of the society-members (thiasitai) set this up as a memorial.

Translation by: Harland

Σάϊον [— — —] ἡ σύνοδος | περὶ ἡρέαν {ἱερέα} Χαρίτωνα Μη|νίου καὶ φιλάγαθον Ποθίσ|κον Κο<σ>οῦ καὶ παραφιλάγα||θον Διονύσιον Μύρμη|κος καὶ τῶν λοιπῶν θιασι|τῶν ἀνέθηκαν | μνήμης χάριν.

IBosp 88: Photo from Latyšev, “Эпиграфические новости из южной России. Находки 1907 года (с 35 рис.),” IAK 27 (1908) 42 (no. 1).
Public domain.


Item added: December 11, 2012
Item modified: October 1, 2020
ID number: 7624
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