I 10. Tyras. Honorific decree (?), II century C.E.

Monument

Type

Panel. 

Material

Marble, grayish 

Dimensions (cm)

H. 11.5, W. 10.4, Th. 2.4.

Additional description

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

Tyras. 

Find place

Belgorod-Dnestrovsky. 

Find context

Unknown. 

Find circumstances

No certain information. Probably found in the fortress or in the vicinity, before 1948; museum inventory entry under 22.09.1948. 

Modern location

Belgorod-Dnestrovsky. 

Institution and inventory

Belgorod-Dnestrovsky Regional Studies Museum, А-4666, КП-38251. 

Autopsy

A. I. Ivantchik, August 2006. 

Epigraphic field

Position

On the front. Broken off on all sides except the bottom. Margins: bottom 7,8cm. H. 3.2, W. 7.8

Lettering

Letters are cut without much care and somewhat unevenly. Cursive mu. Average distance between lines: 0,3cm. 

Letterheights (cm)

0.7 (top line); 1.1 - 1.4 (bottom line)

Text

Category

Honorific decree? 

Date

II century C.E. 

Dating criteria

Palaeography. 

Editions

L1. Karyshkovsky 1963, 103-104, № 2, рис. 3,2. 

Edition

[---]
[---]Ν̣Ρ̣Α̣[---]
[---]μ̣ηνὸς Ἀρ̣[τεμισίωνος---]

Diplomatic

[---]
[---]...[---]
[---].ΗΝΟΣΑ.[..........---]

EpiDoc (XML)

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Apparatus criticus

Translation

[- - -] in the month of Artemision [- - -]

 

Commentary

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.

 

Images

(cc) © 2017 Askold Ivantchik (edition), Irene Polinskaya (translation)
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