I 27. Tyras. Honorific inscription, II century C.E.

Monument

Type

Panel. 

Material

Marble, white. 

Dimensions (cm)

H. 21.5, W. 16.8, Th. 6.6.

Additional description

The front is polished, the back is roughly picked. Other faces are broken off. 

Place of Origin

Tyras. 

Find place

Belgorod-Dnestrovsky. 

Find context

Unknown. 

Find circumstances

Random find on the shore of the estuary by O.I. Panin in 1983. Handed over to the Belgorod-Tyras expedition of the Odessa Archaeological Museum. Field catalogue number БД-83, № 80. 

Modern location

Odessa. 

Institution and inventory

Odessa Archaeological Museum, 88923. 

Autopsy

A.I. Ivantchik, August 2007 

Epigraphic field

Position

On the front. Broken off on all sides. 

Lettering

Deeply and neatly cut letters, probably following ruled lines. Adorned with large serifs. Alpha with broken crossbar; eta with detached crossbar; rounded omega, open at the bottom, with inward-pointing ends and a horizontal bar underneath. Ligatures. Average distance between lines: 0,8. 

Letterheights (cm)

2.4 - 3.0

Text

Category

Honorific inscription (?) 

Date

II century C.E. 

Dating criteria

Palaeography. 

Editions

Ineditum. 

Edition

[---]
[---].[---]
[---].ΜΗΘ̣[---]
[---] ο̣ἱ κύρι̣[οι ἡμῶν Αὐτοκράτορες ---]
[--- ἁρχ]ι̣ερέα τῶ[ν Σεβαστῶν ---]
5[---]. καὶ διὰ̣ Σ̣[---]
[---]..[---]
[---]

Diplomatic

[---]
[---]·[---]
[---]·ΜΗ.[---]
[---].ΙΚΥΡ.[..................---]
[---...].ΕΡΕΑΤΩ[.........---]
5[---]·ΚΑΙΔΙ..[---]
[---]··[---]
[---]

EpiDoc (XML)

<div type="edition" xml:lang="grc">
   <ab>
      		<lb n="0"/><gap reason="lost" extent="unknown" unit="character"/>
      		<lb n="1"/><gap reason="lost" extent="unknown" unit="character"/><gap reason="illegible" quantity="1" unit="character"/><gap reason="lost" extent="unknown" unit="character"/>
      		<lb n="2"/><gap reason="lost" extent="unknown" unit="character"/><gap reason="illegible" quantity="1" unit="character"/><orig>ΜΗ<unclear>Θ</unclear></orig><gap reason="lost" extent="unknown" unit="character"/>
      		<lb n="3"/><gap reason="lost" extent="unknown" unit="character"/>
            <unclear>ο</unclear>ἱ κύρ<unclear>ι</unclear><supplied reason="lost">οι</supplied> 
              <supplied reason="lost">ἡμῶν Αὐτοκράτορες</supplied>
            <gap reason="lost" extent="unknown" unit="character"/>
      		<lb n="4"/><gap reason="lost" extent="unknown" unit="character"/>
            <supplied reason="lost">ἁρχ</supplied><unclear>ι</unclear>ερέα τῶ<supplied reason="lost">ν</supplied> 
            <supplied reason="lost">Σεβαστῶν</supplied>
            <gap reason="lost" extent="unknown" unit="character"/>
      		<lb n="5"/><gap reason="lost" extent="unknown" unit="character"/><gap reason="illegible" quantity="1" unit="character"/> 
      καὶ δι<unclear>ὰ</unclear> <w part="I"><unclear>Σ</unclear></w><gap reason="lost" extent="unknown" unit="character"/>
      		<lb n="6"/><gap reason="lost" extent="unknown" unit="character"/><gap reason="illegible" quantity="2" unit="character"/><gap reason="lost" extent="unknown" unit="character"/>
      		<lb n="6a"/><gap reason="lost" extent="unknown" unit="character"/>
   </ab>
   </div> 
 
Apparatus criticus

2: MH in ligatura

Translation

[- - - our] lords [the emperors - - - the] pontifex [maximus of Augusti- - -]

 

Commentary

In line 1: bottom of a vertical. At the start of line 2: a vertical and to the left of it - remains of another hasta. At the start of line 5, there is a trace of a diagonal or of a word division. In the last line, at the break, apices of two verticals are visible.

It is difficult to determmine the genre of the text; it is possibly an honorific inscription, in some way connected to Roman emperors and the imperial cult.

 

Images

(cc) © 2017 Askold Ivantchik (edition), Irene Polinskaya (translation)
You may download this inscription in EpiDoc XML. (This file should validate to the EpiDoc schema.)