I 20. Tyras. Dedication on marble louterion, III century B.C.E.
W. 16.0, Th. 2.3.
Fragment of the lip of a louterion. The inscription is placed on its flat top side.
Place of Origin
Outside the confines of the medieval fortress, to the east of the gates (Trench 23).
Found in 1930, excavations of P. Nicorescu.
Institution and inventory
On the top horizontal side of the lip of a louterion. Broken off on the left and right. H. 2.3, W. 16.0
Letters are neatly and evenly cut, without serifs. Alpha with broken crossbar; wide tau; epsilon with detached middle bar.
III century B.C.E.
Nicorescu 1933, 564-565, No. 1, fig. 6.
<div type="edition" xml:lang="grc"> <ab> <lb n="1"/><gap reason="lost" extent="unknown" unit="character"/> <supplied reason="lost" cert="high">Ἀπόλλω</supplied>νι <space extent="unknown" unit="character"/> Ἰατ<supplied reason="lost" cert="high">ρῶι</supplied> <gap reason="lost" extent="unknown" unit="character"/> </ab> </div>
[- - - to Apoll]o Iat[ros - - -]
As many other inscribed monuments from the excavations of Nicorescu, this piece had probably made it to Jasi and then disappeared.
Marble louteria with dedications on the lip, including a dedication to Apollo Delphinios, are well known in neighbouring poleis, specifically, in Olbia.