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List of Contributions to a Society of Immigrants (II BCE) Knidos - Caria

Knidos (Caria, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), II BCE
IKnidos 23 = GIBM IV 795 = PHI 258433 = AGRW ID# 9729
Copenhagen Inventory info: 839


Upper part of a slab of blue marble found by Newton in the eastern necropolis, now in the British Museum (inv. GR 1859.12-26.789; 30 x 30 x 8 cm). Of the thirteen named contributors, eleven are immigrants (the other two are likely Knidians).

These are the ones who chose to join together to increase the society (thiasos) by making a promise and then contributing: Nearchos son of Herakleitos on behalf of Nearchos son of Anaxikles: 300 drachmas; Soterichos from Libya: 300 drachmas; Domokles from Arados: 300 drachmas; Damon from Soloi: 300 drachmas; Patroklos from Myndos: 50 drachmas; Diokles (?) from Phrygia also on behalf of his children: 20 drachmas; . . . Name from Selge: 10 drachmas; . . . Name from Kaunos: . . . x drachmas  (column 2, beginning at line 5) Thoas from Myndos also on behalf of his sons: 30 drachmas; Philetairos from Thrace: 5 drachmas; Euemeros also on behalf of his wife: 10 drachmas; Boethos from Seleukeia: 10 drachmas; and, Androsthenes from the island of Samos: 10 drachmas.

Translation by: Harland

(column 1)

[τοί]δε συν[α]ύ̣ξειν προαιρούμενοι | [τὸ]ν θίασον ἐπαγγείλαντο κα[ὶ εἰ]σέδω<καν>· | [Ν]έαρχος Ἡρακλείτου | ὑπὲρ Νεάρχου τοῦ | Ἀναξικλεῦς (δρ) τʹ | Σωτήριχος Λίβυς (δρ) τʹ || Δαμοκλῆς Ἀράδιος (δρ) τʹ | Δάμων Σολεὺς (δρ) τʹ | Πάτροκλος Μύν|διος (δρ) νʹ | [?Δ]ι̣ο̣κ̣λῆς Φρὺξ καὶ ὑ||[πὲρ] τ̣ῶν παιδίων (δρ) κʹ | [- -] Σελγεὺς (δρ) ιʹ | [- -]․εγγένης Καύ|[νιος (δρ) ]

(column 2, beginning at line 5) Θόας Μύνδιος καὶ | ὑπὲρ τῶν υἱῶν (δρ) λʹ | Φιλέταιρος | Θρᾶιξ (δρ) εʹ | Εὐήμερος καὶ ὑ||πὲρ τᾶς γυναικὸς (δρ) ιʹ | Βόηθος | Σελευκεὺς (δρ) ιʹ | Ἀνδροσθένης | Σάμιος (δρ) ιʹ

Used under a Creative Commons license. © The Trustees of the British Museum

IKnidos 23: Facsimile by C.T. Newton, A History of Discoveries at Halicarnassus, Cnidus and Branchidæ (London: Day, 1862), vol. 1, plate 92 (no. 41).

Item added: January 20, 2013
Item modified: November 6, 2020
ID number: 9729
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