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Fragmentary inscription in honor of Telemachos

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Fragmentary inscription of a decree of the city of Kebren honoring the officer Telemachos from Assos and his troops. Holes were bored as marks for cutting the letters. Gray color. Nineteen lines. "the men grouped under Telemachos ... Telemachos ... by? ... to the people because of good-will...

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Provenance

From Assos (Behramkale, Turkey); near west end of Stoa. 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, probably 3rd century B.C.

Findspot

Assos (Behramkale), Troad, Anatolia (Turkey)

Dimensions

25.4 x 16.5 cm (10 x 6 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

84.45

Medium or Technique

Marble

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Inscriptions