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Honors by Initiates of Dionysos Kallon for Rufus (85-96 CE) Byzantion - Thrace

Byzantion (Thrace, Danube and Black Sea areas — Pleiades map), 85-96 CE
IByzantion 30 = SEG 18 (1962), no. 279 = PHI 170871 = AGRW ID# 13953
Copenhagen Inventory info: 315


Slab of white marble found in Rhegion, now in the Istanbul archeological museum (inv. no. 4796; 110 x 44-47 x 12 cm). Palm branches and a gymnasium-director's crown are depicted in relief.

To good fortune.  When Domitian Caesar (relief) Augustus Germanicus was official of the sacred (hieromnemon; i.e., the eponymous civic official of Byzantion) for the fifth time, in the month of Bosporios, the initiates (mystai) of Dionysos Kallon honored their own benefactor and gymnasium-director, Rufus son of Diodoros from the Philokterea subdivision, who was gymnasium-director in an extravagant and noble manner.

Translation by: Harland

ἀγαθῇ τύχῃ. | ἐπὶ ἱερομνάμονος | Δομιτιανοῦ Καίσαρος {relief} | Σεβαστοῦ Γερμανικοῦ || τὸ εʹ, μηνὸς Βοσπορίου | οἱ μύσται Διονύσου | Κάλλωνος ἐτείμησαν | τὸν εὐεργέτην ἑαυτῶν | καὶ γυμνασίαρχον Ῥοῦ||φον Διοδώρου Φιλοκτε|ρήας γυμνασιαρχήσαν|τα πολυτελῶς καὶ καλῶς.

Item added: July 2, 2013
Item modified: September 26, 2020
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