Associations in the Greco-Roman World (AGRW)

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Honors (frag.) by an Association for a Sebastophant and Hierophant (II CE) Sardis - Lydia

Sardis (Lydia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), II CE
ISardBR 62 = PHI 263176 = AGRW ID# 12752


Fragment of a pedestal of marble found (in 1914) in a field north of the acropolis (62 x 24 x 9 cm). This very fragmentary inscription involves the granting of honors by an association gathered around some individual (whose name begins with "Met-", such as Metrodoros) to a man (name missing) who had been both revealer of the Augusti (sebastophant) and revealer of the sacred objects (hierophant) in "mysteries." The potential reference to "society-members" (thiasitai) is only in the restoration.

Too fragmentary to translate.

Translation by: Harland

[․․․․]ευ[—{Name} —ca.10— — τὸν ἀξιο]|[λογ]ώτατον [— — —ca.14— — —]|[․․․]ν καὶ σε[βαστοφάντην καὶ] |[τῶν] μυστη[ρίων ἱεροφάντην] || [οἱ πε]ρὶ Μητ̣[—{Name} —ca.14— —] | [․․․]υα Τατ̣[—{Name}— καὶ] | [․․․]ονον Δ[—{Name}— θιασῖται(?)] | [τὸ]ν ἑαυτ[ῶν καὶ τῆς πατρίδος] | εὐεργ̣[έτην καὶ πάτρωνα(?)].

Item added: May 28, 2013
Item modified: December 4, 2015
ID number: 12752
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