III 114. Chersonesos. Dedication of Bion to Parthenos, late IV - 1st half of III century B.C.Е.
H. 34.0, W. 77.0, Th. 72.0.
Mutiple depressions on the top surface reflect stages of monument's reuse: first as a base for support of stelai, then, twice, as statue base for bronze statues). On the front, a three-line insription is aligned on the left (perhaps, due to recutting in secondary use).
Place of Origin
In the central part of the citadel, south of St. Vladimir cathedral, near the Great basilica ("with marble floor").
Found in 1892, excavations of K.K. Kostsyushko-Valyuzhinich (НА НЗХТ, д. 3, л. 3, № 72; д. 21, № 72; ср. ОАК за 1892 г., 1894, 14).
Institution and inventory
National Preserve of Tauric Chersonesos, 4695.
On the front.
Nu with even verticals, sigma with splayed bars, iota adscriptum, no decorative enhancement at the ends of hastae.
Late IV - 1st half of III century B.C.Е.
Latyshev 1895, 9, № 3 (= Latyshev 1895c, 514, № 3); IOSPE IV 83; IOSPE I2 410.
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Kadeev 1981, 67; Pichikyan 1984, 198; Solomonik 1990, 51, № 43; Treister 1999, 141, № 6 (27); Makarov 2001, 177, № 2.
Bion, (son of) Simias. Antibion, (son of) Bion, (son of) Simias, having served as king, on behalf of his father, (dedicated) to Parthenos, in his capacity as priest.