|i.||Geographical area||Eastern Asia Minor|
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CAPInv. 1018: U-EAM-001
|i.||Association with unknown name||U-EAM-001|
IV. NAME AND TERMINOLOGY
|Note||Maybe the aurarioi (lat. aurarii) of Corycus were organized as a professional association (cf. XII.i. Comments).|
MAMA III 335 (Byz.)
MAMA III 351 (Byz.)
MAMA III 428 (Byz.)
MAMA III 607 (Byz.)
Hagel-Tomaschitz, Repertorium Kry 553
GRA II 439
Hagel-Tomaschitz, Repertorium Kry 555
Hagel-Tomaschitz, Repertorium: Kry 570
CIJ II 793
Hagel-Tomaschitz, Repertorium: Kry 292
IJO II 240
Williams 1994: 281-2, no. X
Williams 1997: 274
MAMA III 335
MAMA III 351
MAMA III 428
MAMA III 607
|i.a.||Source type(s)||Epigraphic source(s)|
|i.b.||Document(s) typology & language/script||Funerary inscriptions in Greek of protaurarioi|
|i.c.||Physical format(s)||On the lids of sarcophagi|
|ii.||Source(s) provenance||In the necropolis of Corycus|
GRA II, AGRW ID# 13398: "The identification of the deceased as a head-goldsmith may imply leadership in a guild of goldsmiths." The aurarioi were formally organized as professional associations at Aphrodisias and Miletos, where they possessed reserved seats in the theatre. On one of the seats at Aphrodisias a προταυράριος, protaurarios (Roueché, Performers 46*J.8) is mentioned, presumably the head of the association of gold-workers. Cf. Roueché 1995: 37-50.
The protaurarios in MAMA III 607, Μωσῖς, Mosis (= Μωσῆς) is a Jew (Ἑβρεος, Hebreos), the others (MAMA III 335. 351. 428) may be Christians because of crosses beside their inscriptions.
Harland, P.A. (2014), Greco-Roman Associations: Texts, Translations, and Commentary, II. North Coast of the Black Sea, Asia Minor. Berlin, Boston.
Roueché, C. (1995), ‘Aurarii in the Auditoria’, ZPE 105: 37-50.
Williams, M.H. (1994), ‘The Jews of Corycus - a neglected diasporan community from Roman times’, JSJ 25: 274-86, esp. 281-2.
Williams, M.H. (1997), ‘Jewish Use of Moses as a Personal Name in Graeco-Roman Antiquity: A Note’, ZPE 118: 274.
|Note||The existence of a head-goldsmith may indicate the existence of a guild of goldsmiths."|