V 308. Pantikapaion. Inscription of Eutychis and Phannes, IV-VIth centuries C.E.
Burial vault. Damages in a few places.
Place of Origin
Feodosia Road, estate of Grigoriev, burial vault, dromos.
1893, excavations of Yu.A. Kulakovsky.
Institution and inventory
In situ (?), no inventory number.
Under the niche, to the right of the central couch of the first chamber.
IV-VIth centuries C.E.
L1. Kulakovsky 1894, 89.
The inscription was published without an image.
The names could belong to those buried in the catacomb, but the placement outside the burial chamber rather suggests that they belong to either visitors or builders.
1. The name Eutychis (here Eutyches) is attested in Bosporus both in classical antiquity (four times, see CIRB 868, 903), and in Christian epigraphy of the Northern Black Sea region (e.g., Wessel 1989, № 259, 567, 795, 859, 995, 1095, 1630–1632; ICUR 314, 4730, 7204, 26046b, 26500; Grégoire 1929, № 210; IdC 89).
2. Phannes is a purely Bosporan, and very popular, name: it is attested about 20 times in CIRB (see Tokhtasiev 2000, 147).