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Decree by the city Stratonikeia for judge Amynamenos from Assos

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Long inscription in small letters. Gray color; top missing. Inscription begins: "(the people of Assos have sent)... Amynamenos, the son of Bresikles, a man virtuous, good and worthy of his homeland and of the trust put in him, who had also come to our city in his willingness to act according to...

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From Assos (Behramkale, Turkey); Found underneath the altar of the Byzantine apse which was built upon the foundation of the temple in antis at the western end of the agora. The stone was not used as part of the pavement, but was thrown in with the debris to raise the level of the floor of the apse. 1881-2: excavated by the Archaeological Institute of America; gift of the Archaeological Institute of America to MFA, January 15, 1884.

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Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America

Greek, East Greek, Hellenistic Period, after 166 B.C.


Assos (Behramkale), Troad, Anatolia (Turkey)


12.7 x 53.4 cm (5 x 21 in.)

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The Ancient World