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Author: Georgia Malouchou

CAPInv. 1888: U-AEI-026


i. Geographical area Aegean Islands
ii. Region Lemnos, but likely from Chios (Robert 1929: 32-38)
iii. Site The stone was kept in a private house in the village Plaka of Lemnos; according to the owner it was found in Vriokastro (Cousin and Dürrbach 1885: 62). It was then built in the church of St George (IG XII. 8 16)


i. Association with unknown name U-AEI-026


i. Date(s) i AD


i. Source(s) IG XII. 8 16 and Add. p. VII, IG XIIs., p. 147 (i BC)
Online Resources IG XII,8 16
i.a. Source type(s) Epigraphic source(s)
i.b. Document(s) typology & language/script Honorary inscription
i.c. Physical format(s) Block of marble, broken on the upper left part


iv. Honours/Other activities A group, whose name is lost, and the ergastai [- - -] (CAP Inv. 1590) offer a crown to the officers responsible for ton kata ten agoran


i. Comments Based on the similarities of IG XII. 8 6 with SEG XVII 382 A (CAP Inv. 1589) and with a series of other Chian inscriptions, Robert convincingly argued that IG XII. 8 16 was of Chian origin. Furthermore, on the basis of SEG XVII 382 A he suggested the following restoration of ll. 1-2: [οἱ ναύκληροι κ]αὶ οἱ ἐργασταὶ | [οἱ ἐπὶ τοῦ λιμένος] (see Robert 1929: 37). If this restoration stands, the group whose name is not preserved could be the naucleroi, who are also attested in CAP Inv. 1887.
For the dating of the inscription and the identification of one of the honorands, namely the nauarch Neileus, see CAP Inv. 1590 (Comments).
For the officers responsible for the administration of the agora see CAP Inv. 1587 (Comments).
ii. Poland concordance Poland Z 13
iii. Bibliography Cousin, G., Dürrbach, F. (1885), ῾Inscriptions de Lemnos’, BCH 9: 62-3 no. 6.
IG XII. 8 16 ll. 2-3 and Add. p. VII, IG XIIs., p. 147.
Robert, L (1929), ῾Trois inscriptions de l'Archipel’, REG 42: 32-7.
Dunst, G. (1958), ῾ΧΙΑΚΑ’, ΑPF 16: 185.
McCabe, D. and Brownson, J. (1986), Chios Inscriptions. Texts and List. The Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton: no. 192.


i. Private association Certain
Note The association is mentioned along with other professional associations in a context that ensures the private character of the association. It is possible that this association is identical to the association of shippers mentioned in CAP Inv. 1887.