V 312. Pantikapaion. Epitaph of Oustanos, son of Nikephoros, IVth century C.E.
H. 25.0, W. 13.0–15.0, Th. 11.0.
Stele with a rounded top. Chipped on the left and bottom.
Place of Origin
Between the road to Tsarski (Royal) Tumulus and the estate of M. Semenova, tumulus, tomb in the northern field.
2 September 1910, excavations of V.V. Shkorpil.
Institution and inventory
On the front.
Lapidary; letters are deeply cut and filled with ochre.
IVth century C.E.
L1. Shkorpil 1911, 104, № 17; 1.1. КБНCIRB 742; 1.2. Diatroptov, Yemets 1995, № 25.
Of Oustanos, son of Nikephoros.
A photo of the estampage is preserved at the Manuscript Archive of the Institute for History of Material Culture, Russian Academy of Sciences (III–11599). The inscription can be cautiously considered Christian because it was found in a grave together with a small stone bearing three crosses on its three sides.
1–3. The name Oustanos is attested in Bosporus two more times (CIRB 1278 and 330).
4–6. The name Nikephoros (here Neikephoros) is attested in Bosporus six times (see CIRB 887).