DOI: https://doi.org/10.15661/tyche.2014.029.06

The chrysophoria in the Cities of Greece and Asia Minor in the Hellenistic and Roman Periods

Annika B. Kuhn

Abstract


The article provides a comprehensive analysis of the chrysophoria in the poleis of Greece and Asia Minor in the Hellenistic and Roman periods. It examines the manifestations of the high honour of ‘wearing/bearing gold’ in different political, social and religious contexts. It is shown that the chrysophoria cannot generally be associated with one specific meaning; it implies a privilege whose exact implementation was determined locally within a given context.


Keywords


chrysophoria; civic honours; gold insignia; civic government; religion; Graeco-Roman East; Greek epigraphy

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