V 278. Pantikapaion. Epitaph of Kyriake, IVth century C.E.
H. 44.5, W. 25.0, Th. 9.0.
Broken in two parts, one of which is lost.
Place of Origin
Glinishche, Bratskaya (now Frunze) St., house 17, property of A. Bondarenko.
23 January 1903, chance find.
Institution and inventory
Historical and Archeological Museum of Kerch State Historical and Cultural Preserve, КЛ–531.
May 1999, September 2004, September 2008.
On the front.
Lapidary; letters are filled with ochre. Alpha with broken crossbar, rectangular epsilon and theta.
IVth century C.E.
L1. Latyshev 1904, 88–89, № 104; 1.1. Diatroptov, Yemets 1995, 23.
Here lies Kyriake.
The inscription was found next to V 270.
1–2. On the formula, see Introduction IV.3.F.d.
3–4. Kyrakos/Kyriake are attested as variants of the names Kyriakos, Kyriake in V 82, as well as in Σωτηρίου 1952, № 233; Agnello 1953, № 30; Ferrua 1941, 228; ICUR 1177, 9311, 24282. This is the result of consonantization and of subsequent dropping of ι (j) in positions before the stressed vowel (kindly pointed out to me by S.R. Tokhtasiev): cf. Late Byzantine Κυρά (see V 320). The name Kyriake is Christian: four martyresses of this name are known (see Delehaye 1902, 1116). In Bosporus, we know of the male name Kyriakos (V 278, V 316, V 304). It is unlcear why Yemets and Diatropov transcribed the name in Russian as Kuriak.