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Dedication by Sack-bearers from the Oil Market (I-III CE) Perinthos-Herakleia - Thrace

Perinthos-Herakleia (Thrace, Danube and Black Sea areas — Pleiades map), I-III CE
IPerinthos 58 = IThraceD 66 = Waltzing, no. 207 = PHI 167269 = AGRW ID# 14157
Copenhagen Inventory info: 687


Statue base of marble seen in the Church of Saint Nikolas in Omurca at one point (89 x 45 cm).

The guild (technē) of sack-bearers (sakkophoroi; i.e. porters) from the oil market (?) had the statue together with the altar built from their own resources.  To good fortune!

Translation by: Harland

ἡ τέχνη ἡ τῶν σακ|κοφόρων τῶν ἀπὸ | τῆς ἐληρᾶς τὸ ἄγαλ|μα σὺν τῷ βωμῷ κα||τεσκεύασαν ἐκ τῶν | ἰδίων· εὐτυχῶς.

IPerinthos 58: Facsimile by Dumolle in IThraceD 66.
Public domain.

Item added: July 4, 2013
Item modified: September 26, 2020
ID number: 14157
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