Kamiros on Rhodes (Southeastern islands, Aegean Islands — Pleiades map), I BCE
= IG XII 1, 701
= GIBM II 353 = RICIS 204/0217
= SEG 18 (1962), no. 319 (for reconstruction of line 6)
= PHI 193377
= AGRW ID# 14606
Copenhagen Inventory info: 2030
Round shield of white marble with a rim (44 cm in diameter). Now in the British Museum, inv. 1867,0504.3. The inscription forms, roughly, a diamond shape (see facsimile below) in order to fit on the shield.
. . . Aristokrateus (?) son of Polyainetos of Silyrios, who has been commander of everything in the station which is on the island, commander of undecked ships, priest (?) in Kamiros; overseer of the sacred; performer of purifications; . . . secretary (?) . . . of the civic inspectors (mastroi). He has been crowned with a gold . . . crown (?) . . . by the civic inspectors twice; by the association (?) of devotees of Asklepios (Asklepiastai), Pythian deities (Pythiastai), and Hermes (Hermaistai); by the association of Sarapis-devotees (Serapiastai) who are in Kamiros; by the association of Pyrgalidians who are in Lelos; by the association of Nakoreians. . . . He has been sent as overseer of the sacred to . . . Imbros (?), . . . Lemnos, and Didyma; . . . he has been ambassador (?) . . . to the Alexandrians. . . . He has been crowned (?). . . by the Council with a gold (?) crown. . . . Name, secretary of the People honored his leader. . . This is dedicated to Hestia (?) . . . and to Zeus Teleios (“Fulfiller of Rites”).
Translation by: Harland
[— — —]οκράτευς Π̣ο̣|[λ]υ̣αινέτου Σιλυρίου | [στρα]ταγήσαντος ἐκ πάντων | [ἐπὶ τᾶς] χώρας τᾶς ἐν τᾷ νάσσωι καὶ || [στρατευ]σαμένου ἐν τοῖς ἀφράκτοις καὶ | [ἱερατεύσ]αντος ἐν Καμείρωι καὶ ἰεροποιή|[σαντος κ]αὶ ἐξιεριστεύσαντος καὶ γενομένου | [γραμματέως μ]αστρῶν καὶ στεφανωθέντος χρυσέ|[ωι στεφάνωι ὑ]πό τε μαστ[ρῶν] δὶς καὶ ὑπὸ Ἀσκλα||[πιαστᾶν καὶ Π]υθιαστᾶν καὶ Ἑρμαϊστᾶν καὶ ὑπὸ Σεραπι|[αστᾶν κοινοῦ τῶν] ἐν Καμείρωι καὶ ὑπὸ Πυργαλιδᾶν κοι|[νοῦ — — —] τῶν ἐν Λέλ̣ωι καὶ ὑπὸ Νακορείων | [κοινοῦ — — — κ]αὶ ἀποσταλέντος ἰεροποιοῦ εἰς | [Ἴμβρον καὶ ε]ἰς Λῆμνον καὶ Διδυμεῖον καὶ || [πρεσβεύσαν]τος εἰς Ἀλεξάνδρειαν | [καὶ στεφανω]θέντος ὑπὸ τᾶς βουλᾶς | [χρυσ]έωι στεφάνωι | [ὁ δεῖνα γραμ]ματεὺς δαμόσιος | [τὸν αὑτ]ο̣ῦ ἄρχοντα || [Ἑστίαι καὶ] Διὶ Τελείω̣ι̣.
GIBM II 353
Used under a Creative Commons licence. © The Trustees of the British Museum
Facsimile of IKamiros 78 = GIBM 353 (from GIBM).
Item added: October 6, 2013
Item modified: February 12, 2021
ID number: 14606
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Category: 4) Greek Islands
, Asklepios (Aesculapius)
, b) Southeastern islands (off Caria and Cilicia)
, Civic official
, Cultic functionary (priest or priestess)
, d) 1st century BCE
, d) Group with a deity in its name (e.g. Demetriasts)
, Honorary inscription
, i) Images of monuments or buildings
, j) Facsimiles or squeezes of inscriptions
, Military person