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Fragmentary inscription in Aeolic dialect

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The slab has been broken through the center of the inscription, the right side only being preserved. The letters are small and hopelessly worn. The fragmentary inscription mentions the name of Bacchus and alludes to vines or vineyards. It also refers to the name Rhodi(on) or Rhodi(kon), which,...

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Provenance

From Assos (Behramkale, Turkey); Byzantine rooms south of the subterranean passage below the Bouleuterion. 1881-2: excavated by the Archaeological Institute of America; gift of the Archaeological Institute of America to MFA, January 15, 1884.

Credit Line

Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America

Greek, East Greek, Hellenistic Period, not later than 150 B.C.

Findspot

Assos (Behramkale), Troad, Anatolia (Turkey)

Dimensions

19.1 x 53.4 cm (7 1/2 x 21 in.)

Accession Number

84.48

Medium or Technique

Marble

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Inscriptions