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Honors by Civic Institutions and Androkleidian Merchants for Vedius Papianus (132-220 CE) Ephesos - Ionia

Ephesos (Ionia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), 132-220 CE
IEph 3079 = FiE III 79 = PHI 249116 = AGRW ID# 9309
Copenhagen Inventory info: 1608


Middle portion of a statue base of blue marble found in the market (agora) (96 x 52 cm). P. Vedius Papianus Antoninus was a descendent of P. Vedius Antoninus (see IEph 727-728 and 3075). The association of merchants was most likely named after king Androklos, legendary founder of Ephesos.

The Council and the People . . . of the foremost and greatest metropolis of Asia, twice temple-warden of the Augusti (Sebastoi), city of the Ephesians (?) . . . honored P. Vedius Papianus Antoninus, most excellent senator, ancestral benefactor, and founder of our homeland.  The Androkleidian (i.e. followers of Androklos) merchants engaged in business (pragateuomenoi) in this place set this up.

Translation by: Harland

[τῆς πρώτης καὶ μεγίστης μη]|[τροπόλεως τῆς Ἀσίας καὶ δὶς] | [νεωκόρου τῶν Σεβαστῶν Ἐφε]|[σ]ίων πόλεως ἡ βουλὴ καὶ ὁ δῆ|μος ἐτείμησαν | Πό(πλιον) Οὐήδιον | Παπιανὸν Ἀν||τωνῖνον τὸν | κράτιστον συν|κλητικόν, τὸν ἐκ | προγόνων εὐεργέ|την καὶ κτίστην || τῆς πατρίδος ἡ|μῶν· οἱ ἐν τῷ τόπῳ | πραγματευόμε|νοι Ἀνδροκλεῖ|δαι ἀνέστησαν.

Item added: January 8, 2013
Item modified: November 6, 2020
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