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Description: quadrangular altar of dark grey-blue stone, broken at top, front badly worn; ornamented with wreathes, (on front and rear) heads of deer, (on right and left faces) bosses or paterae

0.91 m (height), 0.51 m (width), 0.365 m (depth)0.009-0.010 m

Create Date: 200-150 BC (Albrecht)

Discovery: Khaironeia (Kaprouna, Kapraina)(16 May 1852)(Note: excavated near taverna)

Original Location: Khaironeia

Current Location: Khaironeia museum(23 July 1995)

(Note: on front, below garland and to right of head)
Bibliography: Inscriptiones Graecae; L. Preller in Berichte über die Verhandlungen der Königlich Sächsischen Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig. Philologisch-Historische Classe6(1854)197-200tab. 9; A. Conze and A. Michaelis in Annali dell' Instituto arch. Rom.33(1861)771-3; R. Meister"Die inschriftlichen Quellen des böotischen Dialekts, 2" in Bezzenberger Beiträge zur Kunde der indogermanischen Sprachen6(1881)416; J. M. Fossey(1991)Amsterdam42; L.A. Turner(1994)Diss., Univ. of Pennsylvania36-3746(Note: provides English translation)(October 1995)Peter J. Kastor(Note: Image manipulated with XV color editor)

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mos ), in the month of (Homoloios)
(on the fifteenth) ),
Theon the son of Somelos , of Le
badeia, being present
for him his son Sa
mon, dedicates hi
s own house-born slave, whose n
ame is Sosidamos, as con
secrated to Sarapis, he
making the dedica
tion through the coun
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