Honorary decree of the city Aigai, probably for a judge from Assos

Greek, East Greek
Hellenistic Period
second or first century B.C.

Findspot: Anatolia (Turkey), Troad, Assos (Behramkale), Agora

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 281; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 113 (additional published references).


29.2 x 42 cm (11 1/2 x 16 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Marble from western Asia Minor

Not On View


The Ancient World



This fragment of a dicast’s stele has a molding above, partly chiseled away, and two rectangular clamp cuttings on top, perhaps for an akroterion as crowning member. An inverted laurel wreath appears in low to medium relief around a goat’s head also in relief. Below the moulding of the top is the word AIGAEWN, and below it is a wreath encircling a goat’s head.

“Of the people of Aigaiai.”


From Assos (Behramkale, Turkey); Agora. 188?: excavated by the Archaeological Institute of America; gift of the Archaeological Institute of America to MFA, January 1884.

Credit Line

Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America