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Grave of Stratoneikos Prepared by a Synod (150-200 CE) Pantikapaion - Bosporan region

Pantikapaion (Bosporan region, Danube and Black Sea areas — Pleiades map), 150-200 CE
IBosp 90 = IPontEux IV 210 = GGSR 629a = PHI 182807 = AGRW ID# 7630
Copenhagen Inventory info: 1281


Slab of limestone broken in three with a relief of a warrior riding a horse (165 x 58 x 20 cm; letter height: 4 cm). Found at Kerch in 1899, now in Odessa archeological museum (inv. 50054, 50736).

The synod (synodos) gathered around . . . Name . . . son of Pothos the priest, Ariston the synagogue-leader (synagōgos), Pasion II the goodness-loving official (philagathos), Athenes (?) son of Tryphon the assistant to the goodness-loving official (paraphilagathos), and Lysimachos son of Chariton the head of the gymnasium (gymnasiarchēs), and the rest of the society-members (thiasitai) set this up in memory of their own synod-member (synodeitēs), Stratoneikos son of Tokon.

Translation by: Harland

ἡ σύνοδος ἡ πε|ρὶ ἱερέα Κ․․ετο[ν] | [Π]ό̣θ̣[ου καὶ] συν[α]|γωγὸ̣[ν] Ἀρίστω||να Πε[— —] καὶ φι|λάγαθον Πασίω|να ∙ βʹ ∙ καὶ παραφι|λ̣άγ[αθ]ον Ἀθη․|ην Τρύφω̣νος̣ [καὶ] | γυμνασιάρ[χ]ην | Λυσίμαχον | Χαρίτωνος κα[ὶ] | τῶν λοιπῶν | {θ}ιασειτῶν Στ[ρα]||τόνεικο̣ν Τόκω̣|ν{ο}ς τ{ὸ}ν ἴδι{ο}ν | συνοδείτην μ|νήμης χάριν.

Item added: December 11, 2012
Item modified: October 1, 2020
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