I 10. Tyras. Honorific decree (?), II century C.E.
H. 11.5, W. 10.4, Th. 2.4.
Lower edge of a panel.The front and back are polished, the bottom is treated less thoroughly, the other sides broken off. Decoration: Below the epigraphic field, there is an image of a large leaf, above it - a small square depression.
Place of Origin
No certain information. Probably found in the fortress or in the vicinity, before 1948; museum inventory entry under 22.09.1948.
Institution and inventory
Belgorod-Dnestrovsky Regional Studies Museum, А-4666, КП-38251.
A. I. Ivantchik, August 2006.
On the front. Broken off on all sides except the bottom. Margins: bottom 7,8cm. H. 3.2, W. 7.8
Letters are cut without much care and somewhat unevenly. Cursive mu. Average distance between lines: 0,3cm.
0.7 (top line); 1.1 - 1.4 (bottom line)
II century C.E.
L1. Karyshkovsky 1963, 103-104, № 2, рис. 3,2.
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[- - -] in the month of Artemision [- - -]
Two bottom lines are preserved, the last containing a dating formula. We may therefore surmise that the inscription was a decree or another official document. Artemision was the last, twelth, month of the Milesian calendar, adopted in Olbia and Tyras (April-May), cf. Vinogradov, Rusyaeva 1980, 25-38.