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Honors by Civic Institutions and Alexandrian Businessmen for Harpokration [A] (II CE) Perinthos-Herakleia - Thrace

Perinthos-Herakleia (Thrace, Danube and Black Sea areas — Pleiades map), II CE
IPerinthos 27 = IGR I 800 = CIG 2024 = IGLAM 1465 = PHI 167237 = AGRW ID# 14152
Copenhagen Inventory info: 1751


Statue base of white marble found by Cyriacus of Ancona (in 1444) in the Church of John the Baptist and later rediscovered (in 1988) in excavations of the acropolis (118 x 52-69 x 43 -58 cm).

To good fortune.  The Council and the People honored Publius Aelius Harpokration, also named Proclus, who built (or: repaired) the sanctuary of Tyche (Tychaion; Fortune).  The Alexandrians engaged in business (pragmateuomenoi) in Perinthos set up the statue for the sake of honor.

Translation by: Harland

ἀγαθῆι τύ̣χ[ηι]· | ἡ βουλὴ καὶ ὁ δῆμος | ἐτείμησεν Πό(πλιον) Αἴλιον | Ἁρποκρατίωνα τὸν καὶ || Πρόκλον τὸν τὸ Τυχαῖον | κατασκευάσαντα. Ἀλεξαν|δρεῖς οἱ πραγματευόμενοι | ἐν Περίνθῳ τὸν ἀνδριάντα | ἀνέστησαν τειμῆς χάριν.

Item added: July 4, 2013
Item modified: September 26, 2020
ID number: 14152
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