I 33. Tyras. Kallistratos, son of Seilios, last third of I century C.E.
H. 60.07, W. 62.0 - 63.4, Th. 11.0 - 12.8.
The top, which bore a relief, is missing. The relief, whose lower edge with a cloak and a foot is preserved, represented a seated woman. The front is well planed, the right and left are treated summarily, the right a little better than the left; the back is roughly picked. Decoration: relief in the upper part of the stele.
Place of Origin
Random find in 1892, in a vineyard between Belgorod (Akkerman) and Shabo.
Institution and inventory
Odessa Archaeological Museum., 50760.
A.I. Ivantchik, August 2007
On the front, below the relief. H. 18.5, W. 57.8
Letters are deeply and neatly cut. Ligatures; word dividers in the sahpe of leaves. Alpha with a straight crossbar. Cursive angular omega.
Last third of I century C.E.
L1. Yurgevich 1893, 11-12, № 2, табл. 1,2; 1.1. Latyshev 1895b, ЗИРАО, 7, 81, № 5; 1.2. IOSPE IV, 3; 1.2.1. Kieseritzky, Watzinger 1909, 40, n° 228; 1.3. IOSPE I2, 9.
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TR in ligatura
2: ME in ligatura
4: MNHMH in ligatura
For Kallistratos, son of Seilios, who lived well and died in his 60th year. Flavius Julianus, his son, for commemoration.
Latyshev did not see the monument, but studied the photograph published by Yurgevich and a drawing made from the photograph. Yurgevich read the fourth letter of the patronymic as alpha, Latyshev as lambda, suspecting an attempt to transliterate the Latin name Silii. Unfortunatenly, the autopsy does not resolve the uncertainty: the surface in the centre of the letter is chipped and would have obliterated a crossbar if it had been there. The funerary monument was set up by a first-generation Roman citizen: he bears the name of Flavius Julianus and in accordance with the Roman custom does not use a patronymic. At the same time, his father is identified by a personal name and patronymic, in accordance with the Greek custom, and his name is not Roman. The son's name suggests that he acquired Roman citizenship in the reign of Flavii, whose nomen he adopted according to the usual practice. We could therefore date the inscription to the Flavian period or a little later.