Fragmentary inscription of a decree of an Aeolic city
Greek, East Greek
Findspot: Anatolia (Turkey), Troad, Assos (Behramkale), Below the Agora wall
17.8 x 12.7 cm (7 x 5 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Fragmentary inscription of a Decree of an Aeolic city. Rulings for the lines are still visible. Gray color. Ten lines.
The inscription mentions Anodikos, son of Kleokrates, and his companions. As emissaries of Assos they transmitted a decree and received an honorary decree in return from an unknown Aeolic city, of which the last three letters occur in the heading of the inscription. The name of the city could be reconstructed as Methymna, Mitylene or a comparable name; for a similar heading (?Aigaevwn), see MFA 84.60=IK 4, 10; cf. IK 4, 11a (?Assivwn);.
From Assos (Behramkale, Turkey); below the Agora wall. 1881-2: excavated by the Archaeological Institute of America; gift of the Archaeological Institute of America to MFA, January 15, 1884.
Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America