V 202. Syuren fortress. Inscription on a panel, X–XVth centuries C.E.
H. 31.0, W. 35.0, Th. unknown.
Top right corner is chipped off.
Place of Origin
Trench 3, gates, rubble fill.
1973, excavations of Yu.N. Voronin.
Institution and inventory
On the front.
Graffito. Alpha with a loop, nu with shortened crossbar, omega with pointed loops. Ligatures: alpha-omega, alpha-rho.
X–XVth centuries C.E.
The inscription, whose photo is included in the report of Voronin, was kindly pointed out to me by S.V. Kharitonov.
The name Makarios is not attested elsewhere in Crimea; for Ionas (here Yonas), cf. V 69. It is possible that the names belonged to monks. The second was written later, in smaller letters.