V 167. Shury. Epitaph of Alexis, 1392 C.E.
"Single-horned" stepped tombstone with a small niche on the front and rosettes on the sides of the "horn." The surface is damaged.
Place of Origin
Ay-Kostandi Tract, cemetery.
1915-1916, survey of M.I. Skubetov.
Institution and inventory
Between rosette and niche and on either side of the niche.
L1. Latyshev 1918, 34, № 1.
<div type="edition" xml:lang="grc"> <ab> <lb n="1"/>Ἐκοιμίθι ὁ <expan><abbr>δοῦλ</abbr><ex>ος</ex></expan> τοῦ <roleName><expan><abbr>θ</abbr><ex>εο</ex><abbr>ῦ</abbr></expan></roleName> <lb n="2"/><supplied reason="lost">Ἀ</supplied>λέξις, υ<supplied reason="lost">ἱὸ</supplied>ς τοῦ Μπελα<lb n="3" break="no"/>η,<date> μινὶ <rs type="month" ref="ian">Ἰανου<supplied reason="lost">αρίῳ</supplied></rs> <lb n="4"/>ἠς τὰ <num value="10">ι</num>, ἡμέ<supplied reason="lost">ρᾳ</supplied> <lb n="5"/><num value="3">γ</num>, ἐπὶ ἔτους <num value="6900">ςϠ</num></date>. </ab> </div>
4: τά[ς] Latyshev
Fell asleep: a servant of God, [A]lexis, son of Belaï, on the 10th of January, on Wednesday, in the year 6900.
Latyshev's edition is based on the estampage and drawing of Skubetov. The tables were never published.
1. On the formula, see Introduction IV.3.F.e.
2-3. The name Belaï (here Belae) could be Turkic, but might also derive from the Greek root ἄμπελος.
4-5. January 10th 1392 was Wednesday, that is, the "third" day of this inscription turns out to be Wednesday, contrary to the Byzantine count of weekdays, where the third day is Tuesday. Apparently, in the fourtheenth-century Mountainous Crimea, a different count of days was used, similar to the modern Russian count that starts with Monday. This is supported also by V 124 from Vysokoe (?) of 1387 C.E. (see Introduction IV.4.F).. At the same time, a traditional count of weekdays in Late Byzantine Crimea is demonstrated by V 242.1 from Partenit, 1472 C.E. (see Introduction IV.4.F).