Honours for King Spartokos III of the Bosporan kingdom, 285/4 BCAIUK 4.2 (BM, Decrees of Council and Assembly) no. 12 Date: 285/4 BC
In the archonship of Diotimos (285/4), in the seventh prytany, of AntigonisI, for which Lysistratos son of Aristomachos of PaianiaV was secretary. On the old and new day (henei kai neai) of Gamelion, the twenty-ninth of the prytany. (5) Assembly. Of the presiding committee - son of -osthenes of Xypete was putting to the vote and his fellow presiding committee members. The People decided. Agyrrhios son of Kallimedon of Kollytos proposed: since both previously the ancestors of Spartokos have been of service to the People, and (10) now Spartokos has taken on this relationship (oikeiotēta) with the People and is of service both collectively to the People and individually to those Athenians who come to him, in exchange for which the Athenian People made them citizens and honoured them with bronze statues (15) both in the Agora and the commercial area (emporiōi) and with other awards with which it is proper to honour good men, and [committed themselves?], in the event someone challenged the rule of (badizei epi tēn archēn) his ancestors or of Spartokos, to help with full force both by land and (20) by sea; and further, Spartokos, when on the arrival of an embassy from Athens he heard that the People had delivered the city, was delighted at the success of the People and gave a gift of 15,000 medimnoi of grain, and in addition declares (25) that for the rest of time he will be of service to the Athenian People as far as he is able, and he does this with the express purpose of safeguarding the good will for the People passed down to him from his ancestors; so that the People may be seen (30) to be honour-loving (philotimoumenos) towards those who are mindful of their good will to it in earlier times, for good fortune, the People shall decide: to praise King Spartokos son of Eumelos . . . . . . and to crown him with a gold crown according (35) to the law for the excellence and good will which he continues to have for the People, and to announce the crown at the tragedy competition of the Great Dionysia; and the board of administrators (tous epi tēi dioikēsei) shall manage the making of the crown and the announcement; (40) and to stand a bronze statue of him in the Agora alongside his ancestors and another . . . ; and so that King Spartokos knows what the People decided, to elect three men as ambassadors from all the Athenians, who (45) when chosen will set sail and both present the decree and announce the good will which the People has for him, and request him to help the People, as far as he is able; and they shall give the agreed travelling expenses (ephodia) to each of the ambassadors; (50) and so that there might be a memorial (hupomnēma) of the relationship (oikeiotētos) and the awards to him that have been added to those existing already, the prytany secretary shall inscribe this decree on a stone stele and stand it on the Acropolis; (55) and the board of administrators (tous epi tēi dioikēsei) shall allocate the expenditure accrued.
[In painted crown?] The People