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Grave Prepared by a Synod (II CE) Pantikapaion - Bosporan region

Pantikapaion (Bosporan region, Danube and Black Sea areas — Pleiades map), II CE
IBosp 93 = IPontEux IV 212 = PHI 182810 = AGRW ID# 7642
Copenhagen Inventory info: 1285


Slab of limestone (104 x 54 x 18 cm; letter height: 4.5 cm). Found at Kerch in 1892. Now in Kerch Historical and Archaeological Museum.

The synod (synodos) gathered around Philoxenos the synagogue-leader (synagōgos), Aratos the goodness-loving official (philagathos), Philistos the assistant to the goodness-loving official (paraphilagathos) and Theomnestos the secretary (grammateus), and the rest of the society-members (thiasitai) . . . set this up in memory of . . .  Name . . . son of Aratos (?).

Translation by: Harland

ἡ σ[ύ]ν[οδ]ος ἡ περὶ Φι|[λ]όξ[ε]νο[ν σ]υναγω|[γὸν] κ[αὶ Ἄ]ρατον φι|λάγαθον κ̣α̣ὶ Φίλ[ισ]||τον [παραφιλάγ]αθο|ν [καὶ Θε]όμνησ[τ]ον | γρα[μμ]α[τέα καὶ] οἱ | λο[ιποὶ θ]ιασῖται | [— — —]ο[ν Ἀρά]του || [μνήμης χά]ριν.

Item added: December 11, 2012
Item modified: October 1, 2020
ID number: 7642
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