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Honorary decree of an unknown city to the people of Assos for sending judges and a scribe

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Long inscription in many lines, much defaced; top broken off; mended, in two pieces. "...in order that the people show the proper respect to the good and virtuous men, so that afterwards men also come forward who are worthy and know the present gratitude of the people, the council and demos decided...

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Provenance

From Assos (Behramkale, Turkey); eastern end of the Stoa plateau. September 5 and 6, 1881: 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, about 100 B.C.

Findspot

Assos (Behramkale), Troad, Anatolia (Turkey)

Dimensions

45.8 x 61 cm (18 1/16 x 24 in.)

Accession Number

84.51

Medium or Technique

Marble

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Inscriptions