I 52. Tyras. Incertum, II - III century C.E.
Marble, white, fine-grained.
H. 9.5, W. 5.4, Th. 3.0.
The bottom part of a panel. The front, back and bottom are polished, the front especially well. Broken off on all sides, except the bottom. Rounded by the rolling action of waves.
Place of Origin
Unknown. The find was probably made before 1948, on the territory or in the vicinity of the fortress; in the museum inventory book, it was entered on 3.06.1948.
Institution and inventory
Belgorod-Dnestrovsky Regional Studies Museum, А-1227 (КП-34386).
A. I. Ivantchik, August 2006.
On the front. Broken off on all sides, except the botton and, probably, the right. Margins: bottom 4,2cm. H. 4.8, W. 4.5
Deeply, but quite sloppily cut letters, adorned with serifs. Cursive lunate sigma. Omicron is smaller than other letters (2,0cm). At the end of line 1, the last letter is reduced in size and attached to the preceding, almost cutting into it. Average distance between lines: 0,8cm.
no less than 2.6
II - III century C.E.
L1. Karyshkovsky 1963, 106, № 9, рис. 4,9.
<div type="edition" xml:lang="grc"> <ab> <lb n="0"/><gap reason="lost" extent="unknown" unit="line"/> <lb n="1"/><gap reason="lost" extent="unknown" unit="character"/><orig><unclear>ΙΣ</unclear></orig><gap reason="illegible" quantity="1" unit="character"/> <lb n="2"/><gap reason="lost" extent="unknown" unit="character"/><orig><unclear>Ι</unclear>Ο</orig> </ab> </div>
It would appear that not only the bottom, but also the right side of the epigraphic field is preserved, which is suggested by quite a big space after the last letter of line 2, as well as the fact that the last letter of line 1 is reduced and squashed in with the preceding.
The first letter of each line is restored as I hypothetically - only the verticals survive. At the end of line 1, there is not, contra Karyshkovsky, "an epsilon of unusual shape," but a lunate sigma (or Latin C) with another letter reduced in size, from which only the lower part of a vertical survives (I?, T?).
It is possible that the inscription is Latin.