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Author: Stella Skaltsa

CAPInv. 446: to koinon ton therapeuton symbalomenon eis tas thysias kai tas spondas


i. Geographical area Aegean Islands
ii. Region Delos
iii. Site Delos


i. Full name (original language) τὸ κοινὸν τῶν θεραπευτῶν συμβαλομένων εἰς τὰς θυσίας καὶ τὰς σπονδάς (ID 1417 A II, ll. 155-6; ID 1435, ll. 9-11: largely restored)
ii. Full name (transliterated) to koinon ton therapeuton symbalomenon eis tas thysias kai tas spondas


i. Date(s) b. 155 BC


ii. Name elements
Cultic:therapeutai: see CAP Inv. 441
Other:symbalomenoi: for the meaning see CAP In. 445. In this particular case the contributions are made for sacrifices and libations.
iii. Descriptive terms κοινὸν, koinon


i. Source(s) ID 1417 A Col. II.1, ll. 155-6 (155/4 BC)
ID 1435 ll. 9-11 (largely restored) (after 156/5 BC)
Note For ID 1417 A II ll. 59-165 and B I ll. 1-88 see RICIS 202/0424
For ID 1435 see RICIS 202/0425
Online Resources ID 1417
ID 1435
i.a. Source type(s) Epigraphic source(s)
i.b. Document(s) typology & language/script Inventory of Sarapieion C.
Inventories of Sarapieion C compiled by the hieropoioi who registered the valuables of the Delian sanctuaries, among which those from the Sarapieion. The compilation of the inventories with entries from the Sarapieion date from 166/165 BC to 140-135 BC, though the objects recorded can be much earlier in date.
In Greek.
i.c. Physical format(s) ID 1417, 1435: Stelai
ii. Source(s) provenance Sanctuary of Apollo, Delos.


i. Archaeological remains For Sarapieion C see CAP Inv. 444.
ii. References to buildings/objects The dedication was stored in the temple (ID 1417 A II ll. 145)
- basket (kados) fixed on a wooden small column: ἄλλο[ν] ἐπὶ κιονίου ξυλίνου καθηλωμένον, allon epi kioniou xylinou kathelomenon (ID 1417 A II ll. 154-156)


iv. Honours/Other activities For the dedication see above: VI.ii.


i. Private association Possible
Note The composite name in combination with the descriptive term koinon suggests that the group under question is a private association. However, some of the name elements (present participle: symbalomenoi) point to a more ephemeral nature. Devotees of Sarapis came together to contribute financially to cultic needs; in this case, the cultic needs are specified as related to libations and sacrifices. For similar groups among the devotees of Sarapis see CAP Inv. 444 and CAP Inv. 445. What is open to question is the private character of the koinon ton therapeuton, the core body of the devotees of Sarapis: see CAP Inv. 441.