The dedicant bears Greek name and patronym; the name Chrestus was typical for settlers from Asia Minor. The title of the collegium of measurers lead by him is “most sacred” (ἱερωτάτῳ) which shows its official functions (cf. ἱερωτάτη βουλή, ἱερώτατον ταμεῖον, ἱερὰ γερουσία).
The measurers (προμέτραι, mensores) are officials, who measure goods or land and who formed a guild (συνέργιον). The word προμέτρης occurs only in two other inscriptions from Asia Minor. The guild was likely presided by a δεκανός, one or many: l.3 δεκανεύσας ε', but in IGBulg 917 - δεκανευόντων. The verb δεκανεύω is attested only in inscriptions from Philippopolis. It is not clear whether the entire guild consisted of mensores, or this was only the occupation of Chrestus and other members had different occupations. According to L. Robert who studied all mentions of this occupation, the measurers are connected with grain trade.