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List of Group-members in Charge of the Offering Receptacle (ca. 230 BCE) Olbia - Scythia and Moesia

Olbia (Scythia and Moesia, Danube and Black Sea areas — Pleiades map), ca. 230 BCE
IOlbiaD 88 = IPontEux I² 76 = LSCG 88 = = PHI 184162 = AGRW ID# 11607


Slab of white marble found in 1866 (35 x 31 x 9.5 cm). It is not clear whether this group of people in charge of the offering receptacle are an official board of a temple or a sub-group of an association. Offering receptacles are attested in connection with associations on Delos and elsewhere. The regulation specifies the cost of the victim to be sacrificed.

Those belonging to the group of seven who take care of the offering receptacle (thēsauros): Herodotos son of Pantakleus, Epichares son of Dionysophanes, Poseidonios son of Eukrates, Ademantos son of Apatourios, Histikon son of Metrodoros, Leontomenes son fo Heroson, and Herakleides son of Eubios.

Those who offer sacrifice are to contribute into the offering receptacle: 1200 for a bull, 300 for a victim or a goat, and 60 for a fish (?).

Translation by: Harland

ἑπταδεύσαντες | ἐπεμελήθησαν τοῦ | θησαυροῦ· | Ἡρόδοτος Παντακλέους, || Ἐπιχάρης Διονυσοφάνους, | Ποσειδώνιος Εὐκράτους, | Ἀδείμαντος Ἀπατουρίου, | Ἱστίκων Μητροδώρου, | Λεοντομένης Ἡροσῶντος, || Ἡρακλείδης Εὐβίου. | τοὺς θύοντας ἀπάρχεσθαι | [ε]ἰς τὸν θησαυρόν·| βοὸς μὲν χιλίους διακοσίους, | ἱερείου δὲ καὶ αἰγὸς τριακοσίους, || [δ]έ[λφ]ους {τεμ[ά]χ̣ους; SEG 3:587} δὲ ἑξήκοντα.

IOlbiaD 88: Facsimile by Th. Struve, “Pontische Briefe,” Rheinisches Museum für Philologie 24 (1869) 558-569, at 560.
Public domain.

Item added: March 10, 2013
Item modified: February 3, 2014
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