• m14-303-10
    Inscribed Stele (Courtesy of H. Malay)

Inscribed Stele: Decree Honoring Menophantos, Priest of Zeus

Date
Hellenistic
Museum
Manisa, Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum
Museum Inventory No.
Sardis or Museum Inv. No.
Manisa (M14 No. 303)
Material
Marble, Stone
Object Type
Stele, Inscription
Inscription Type
Decree or Other Decision
Inscription language
Greek
Inscription Text
				      Ἔδοξεν τῷ κοινῶι·
		Ἐπεὶ Μηνόφαντος Μηνογέ-
		νους ὁ ἱερεὺς τοῦ Διὸς πολλὰ̣
	4	[κ]α̣ὶ μεγάλα παρεσχημένος
		[	          ] ἐ̣κ̣ τοῦ ἰδίου βίου φα-
		[νερός ἐστι (?) - - ] Μ̣Ο̣ΥΣ
		[		        ]Π̣Ο
	8	[		        ] vacat ?
Inscription Translation
“Resolution of the koinon: As [it is apparent] that Menophantos, son of Menogenes, the priest of Zeus, has done numerous and significant services out of his own means [ - - - ].”
Inscription Comment
Site
Ahmetli
Findspot
From Ahmetli.
Description

Stele of white marble, broken above and below. Above the inscription a relief depicts an olive wreath in a quadrangular recess. Lines 1–3 are better preserved than the following ones.

Dimensions
H. 0.56, W. 0.47, Th. 0.085, H. of letters 0.017.
Comments

1 τῷ κοινῶι: inconsistent usage of iota adscriptum.

2–3 Mηνόφαντος Mηνογένους: probably identical with the honoree of no. 324b; cf. no. 588,b1–3 (first century BC–first century AD?): Ἐπὶ στεφανηφόρου Mηνογένης Mηνοφάντου Ἀλέξανδρος.

5 παρεσχηµένος / [τῇ πατρίδι?] Malay; [τῶι θεῶι?] (perhaps too short); cf., e.g., no. 348, 10–11, a priestess τὰ ἔ[θι]µα…παρασχοµένην τῇ θεῷ.

See Also
Bibliography
Unpublished; copied, read, and photographed by H. Malay.
Author
GP