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Honorary Statues for Two Daughters of a Physician of the Sanhedrin (III CE) Ephesos - Ionia

Ephesos (Ionia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), III CE
IEph 3239 = AGRW ID# 10405


Statue base found in a garden in the old mosque in the village of Büyük Kale in the Kaystros valley (90 x 46 x 38; letter height: 2-3 cm). The father of these priesteses was a member in the sanhedrin of physicians in the Mouseion (= Museum).

. . . priestesses of most holy (?) . . . Artemis, daughters of Aurelius Capitolinus, physician who is a member in the sanhredin (synedrion) near the Mouseion (i.e. building dedicated to the Muses), and of their mother Aurelia Moschion who was priestess before them, descendants of Moschianos the temple-keeper (neopoios) and Aurelius Antiochos the administrator (xeiristēs).  When Aurelius Tatianos was leading the sacred things, they were priestesses of the most holy Artemis in an honor-loving and glorious manner.   With regard to the construction of the surrounding colonnade, they provided the two stoa above the entrance to the temple.

Translation by: Harland

[- - - ἱερείας τῆς ἁγιω]|τάτης Ἀρτέμιδος, θυγατέρας | Αὐρ. Καπετωλείνου ἰατροῦ | μετέχοντος καὶ τοῦ περὶ τὸ | μουσεῖον συνεδρίου, καὶ || μητρὸς αὐτῶν Αὐρ. Μοσχίου | τῆς προτεταγμένης ἱερείας, | [ἐκ]γόνας Μοσχιανοῦ νεοποιοῦ | καὶ Αὐρ. Ἀντιόχου χειριστοῦ, θείου ἄρχοντος Αὐρ. Τατιανοῦ, || γεναμένας ἱερείας τῆς ἁγιωτάτης | Ἀρτέμιδος φιλοτείμως καὶ | ἐνδόξως· καὶ ὑπὲρ τῆς | συνκαταθέσεως τοῦ περιστώου | ἐπεσκεύασαν παρ᾿ ἑαυτῶν || τὰς δύο στοὰς τοῦ ἄνω προνάου.

Item added: February 4, 2013
Item modified: June 6, 2016
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