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62.
Athens honours the
prytaneis of Pandionis
SEG
21.478 Athens, Agora I 6422 118/17 Plate 32

Found 1 February 1952 in wall of modern house south of Church of Holy Apostles (O-Q 16-17). Left edge preserved, back rough-picked. Relief separated from inscription by ovolo. Surface chipped. Grey, medium-grained marble. p.h. 0.26, p.h. of relief 0.07, p.w. 0.20, th. 0.14, relief h. ca. 0.02, h. of letters 0.007.

The prytaneis of Pandionis are praised for their celebration of a pannychis during their term of office. Meritt suggested that the goddess honoured was Athena Ergane and that the festival was the Chalkeia. The decree is securely dated to the archonship of Lennaios, 118/17 (line 1). Only a small section of relief is preserved near the left edge of the inscription, showing vertical drapery folds of a figure in a long garment turned toward the right. Reliefs on prytany inscriptions are rare (see no. 97).

B. D. Meritt, Hesperia 32 (1963) 22-23 no. 23, pl. 5; Meritt and J. S. Traill, Agora XV: Inscriptions: The Athenian Councillors (1974) 202 no. 253; Meyer, 316 C 4.

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