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Honors by a Synod of Melanephorians for Neon (123/122 BCE) Delos - Southwestern islands

Delos (Southwestern islands, Aegean Islands — Pleiades map), 123/122 BCE
IDelos 2076 = RICIS 202/0260 = CIG 2293 = PHI 64520 = AGRW ID# 22418


Base of white marble (75 x 55 x 50 cm). Found in Sarapieion C (inv. Ε 390).

Those who wear black (melanēphoroi) set this up for Neon son of Hermokrates from Leukonion subdivision, who was priest, on account of his virtue and piety.  This was dedicated to Sarapis, Isis, Anubis, and Harpokrates when Demophilos son of Polykles from Alopeke subdivision was priest (hiereus).

Hephaistion son Myron, Athenian, made this.

Translation by: Harland

οἱ μελανηφ[όροι] | [Ν]έωνα Ἑρμοκράτου Λε[υκονοέα] | [ἱ]ερέα γενόμενον, | ἀρετῆς ἕνεκεν καὶ εὐσε[βείας], || Σαράπιδι, Ἴσιδι, Ἀνούβιδι, Ἁρπο[χράτει], | ἐπὶ ἱερέως | Δημοφίλου τοῦ Πολυκλέους | Ἀλωπεκῆθεν. | vac. || Ἡφαιστίων Μύρωνος Ἀθηναῖος ἐποίει.

Item added: February 5, 2016
Item modified: April 14, 2016
ID number: 22418
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