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Letter About a Manumission Act with Consecration to Sarapis

Maria Francesca Melloni    Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    



The inscription consists of an official letter, dated to the reign of king Antiochus I, sent by Evandros to Andragoras and Apollodotos, Seleucid officials, regarding the deed of manumission of the slave Hermaios, consecrated to the god Sarapis, and his exposure into the Sarapis sanctuary. The provenance of the stone, photographed by Ghirshman in 1959 in Teheran, is uncertain, however it can be considered Hyrcania, modern Gorgān. Andragoras, one of the addressees, might coincide with Andragoras, the satrap of Parthia and Hyrcania in the middle of the III century BC, defeated by king Arsaces I.

Keywords: Atto di manomissione. Sarapis. Andragoras. Antioco I. Ircania.

Language: it

Submitted: March 2, 2020
Accepted: March 21, 2020
Published: June 22, 2020

permalink: http://doi.org/10.30687/Axon/2532-6848/2020/01/009

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