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Honors by a Synod of Melanephorians for Demetrios the Priest (124/123 BCE) Delos - Southwestern islands

Delos (Southwestern islands, Aegean Islands — Pleiades map), 124/123 BCE
IDelos 2075 = RICIS 202/0257 = PHI 64519 = AGRW ID# 22415
Copenhagen Inventory info: 903


Base of white marble (75 x 70 x 55 cm). Found in Sarapieion C (inv. Ε 480).

The synod (synodos) which consists of those who wear black (melanēphoroi) set this up for their own benefactor, Demetrios son of Hermesion from Marathon, who was priest in the year when Eisigenes was civic leader (archōn).  This was dedicated to Sarapis, Isis, and Anubis.

Translation by: Harland

ἡ σύνοδος ἡ τῶν μελανηφόρων τὸν ἑαυτῆς εὐερ|γέτην Δημήτριον Ἑρμησίωνος Μαραθώνιον, ἱερέα | γενόμενον ἐν τῷ ἐπὶ Εἰσιγένου ἄρχοντος ἐνιαυτῶι, | Σαράπιδι, vac. Ἴσιδι, vac. Ἀνούβιδι.

Item added: February 5, 2016
Item modified: November 14, 2020
ID number: 22415
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