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Manumission of Philodespotos Involving Zeus and Hera (105 CE) Pantikapaion - Bosporan region

Pantikapaion (Bosporan region, Danube and Black Sea areas — Pleiades map), 105 CE
IBosp 1021 = PHI 183754 = AGRW ID# 22506


Slab of limestone (39 x 36 cm). No association is mentioned in this inscription, but the text is included here for its value in studying manumissions from Pantikapaion that involve service to a group of Judeans.

During the reign of king Tiberius Julius Sauromates, friend of Caesar and friend of the Romans, pious, in the 402nd year on the first of the month of Apellaios, Glykaria, wife of Apollonios, dedicated Philodespotos, her own house–bred slave, to Zeus and to Hera Kyleidon. My heirs, Dadas, the (10) elder son, Maisous, Tauriskos, and Apollonios have agreed to this.

Translation by: Harland

βασιλεύοντος βασιλέως ǀ Τιβερίου Ἰουλίου Σαυρομάτου ǀ φιλοκαίσαρος καὶ φιλορωμαίου, ǀ εὐσεβοῦς, ἔτους βυʹ μηνὸς Ἀπε[λ]ǀǀλαίου αʹ, Γλυκαρία γυνὴ Ἀπολλω̣ǀνίου ἀνατίθει Φιλοδέσποτον ǀ θρεπτὸν ἴδιον Διεὶ καὶ Ἥρᾳ Κυλειǀδῶν συνεπινευσάντων τῶ[ν] ǀ κληρονόμων μου Δάδα υἱǀǀοῦ πρεσβυτέρου καὶ Μαισώǀου καὶ Ταυρίσκου καὶ Ἀπολǀλωνίου.

Item added: February 8, 2016
Item modified: February 8, 2016
ID number: 22506
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