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Grave of Sambion Prepared by a Synod (204 CE) Pantikapaion - Bosporan region

Pantikapaion (Bosporan region, Danube and Black Sea areas — Pleiades map), 204 CE
IBosp 96 = SEG 2:485 = SEG 2:485 = PHI 182813 = AGRW ID# 7648
Copenhagen Inventory info: 1296


Slab of limestone broken in two (175 x 58 x 22 cm; letter height: 5 cm ). Found at Kerch, now in the Ethnographic Museum of Ivanovo.

The synod (synodos) gathered around Publius Julianus the priest, Antisthenes the father (patēr), Leimanos the synagogue-leader (synagōgos), and Agathopous the goodness-loving official (philagathos), and the rest of the synod-members (synodeitai) set this up in memory of their own society-member (thiasitēs), Sambion (?) son of Bageus (?) in the 501st year on the 5th of the month of Artemision.

Translation by: Harland

ἡ σ̣ύνοδ[ος] περὶ | ἱερέα Πόπλιον Ἰ|ουλιανὸν καὶ πα|τέρα Ἀντισθένην || Ἡρακλείδου, Λεί|μανον συναγ(ωγόν), Ἀ|γα̣θ̣όπουν φιλά(γαθον) | καὶ λοιποὶ συνο|δ̣εῖται τὸν ἑαυ||τῶν θι̣ασ̣ώ̣[την] | [Σαμ]βίων[α Βα]|[γ]έως μνείας | χάριν ἐν τῷ | α∙φʹ ἔτει || καὶ μηνὶ Ἀρτεμι|σίῳ εʹ.

Item added: December 11, 2012
Item modified: October 4, 2020
ID number: 7648
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