I 20. Tyras. Dedication on marble louterion, III century B.C.E.

Monument

Type

Louterion. 

Material

Marble. 

Dimensions (cm)

W. 16.0, Th. 2.3.

Additional description

Fragment of the lip of a louterion. The inscription is placed on its flat top side. 

Place of Origin

Tyras. 

Find place

Belgorod-Dnestrovsky. 

Find context

Outside the confines of the medieval fortress, to the east of the gates (Trench 23). 

Find circumstances

Found in 1930, excavations of P. Nicorescu. 

Modern location

Unknown. 

Institution and inventory

Unknown., no inventory number. 

Epigraphic field

Position

On the top horizontal side of the lip of a louterion. Broken off on the left and right. H. 2.3, W. 16.0

Lettering

Letters are neatly and evenly cut, without serifs. Alpha with broken crossbar; wide tau; epsilon with detached middle bar. 

Letterheights (cm)

2.0

Text

Category

Dedicatory inscription. 

Date

III century B.C.E. 

Dating criteria

Palaeography. 

Editions

Nicorescu 1933, 564-565, No. 1, fig. 6. 

Edition

[--- Ἀπόλλω]νι vac. Ἰατ[ρῶι ---]

Diplomatic

[---......]ΝΙ      ΙΑΤ[...---]

EpiDoc (XML)

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   <ab>
     <lb n="1"/><gap reason="lost" extent="unknown" unit="character"/>
      
      <supplied reason="lost" cert="high">Ἀπόλλω</supplied>νι
      <space extent="unknown" unit="character"/>
      Ἰατ<supplied reason="lost" cert="high">ρῶι</supplied>
      
      <gap reason="lost" extent="unknown" unit="character"/>
   </ab>
   </div> 
 
Apparatus criticus

Translation

[- - - to Apoll]o Iat[ros - - -]

 

Commentary

As many other inscribed monuments from the excavations of Nicorescu, this piece had probably made it to Jasi and then disappeared.

Marble louteria with dedications on the lip, including a dedication to Apollo Delphinios, are well known in neighbouring poleis, specifically, in Olbia.

 

Images

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