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

Pantikapaion (Bosporan region, Danube and Black Sea areas — Pleiades map), 100-150 CE
IBosp 89 = PHI 182806 = AGRW ID# 7627
Copenhagen Inventory info: 1285


Slab of limestone broken in three with a relief of a warrior (147 x 50-51 x 17-19 cm; letter height: 4.5 cm). Found at Kerch in 1933, now in Kerch Historical and Archaeological Museum.

The synod (synodos) gathered around Zotoumas the synagogue-leader (synagōgos), Pantagathos the goodness-loving official (philagathos), and Demetrios the secretary (grammateus), and the rest of the society-members (thiasitai) set up the monument (stele) in memory of Sosias.

Translation by: Harland

ἡ σύνοδος ἡ περὶ συ|ναγωγὸν Ζοτουμᾶν | καὶ φιλάγαθον Παν|τάγαθον καὶ γραμ||ματέα Δημήτριον | καὶ τῶν λοιπῶν θιασ|ειτῶν τὴν στήλ|ην Σωσίᾳ μνήμης | χάριν.

Item added: December 11, 2012
Item modified: October 1, 2020
ID number: 7627
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