III 208. Chersonesos. Epitaph of Apollonios, 2nd half of IV century B.C.Е.
H. 183.5, W. 39.5, Th. 16.5.
Stele bearing a cornice, in 3 fragments. The bottom part is missing. Below the cornice - two-line carved inscription traced in red paint.
Place of Origin
Southeast sector of Chersonesos, fortification walls, Tower XVII ("Zeno's Tower"), masonry.
Found in 1961. Excavations of S.F. Strzheletsky.
Institution and inventory
National Preserve of Tauric Chersonesos, 48/36847.
On the front, below the cornice.
Nu with a slightly shortened vertical, omicron smaller than the rest of the letters, ypsilon with widely splayed diagonals; slightly curved letterstrokes; absence of decorative elements at the ends of letterstrokes.
2nd half of IV century B.C.Е.
Solomonik 1969, 61, № 7; НЭПХ II (Solomonik 1973) 141; Perlman 2011, 439, №42.
Posamentir 2011, 51, № 42.
Apollonios, son of Pyrrhinos.
The possibility of joining two bottom fragments was suggested by Posamentir 2011, 51, № 42.
The name Pyrrhinos is known as the name of a Chersonesian monetary magistrate of the III century BCE (LGPN IV; Anochin 1980, 142, № 119, 250-230 BCE; cf. Turovsky, Gorbatov 2013, 96, № 144, 300-275 BCE.)