III 226. Chersonesos. Epitaph of A[---], 2nd half of III century B.C.Е.

Monument

Type

Stele. 

Material

Marble. 

Dimensions (cm)

H. 9.0, W. 8.0, Th. 1.5.

Additional description

Left side of a small rectangular panel with four lines of text. 

Place of Origin

Chersonesos. 

Find place

Sevastopol (Chersonesos). 

Find context

Southeast sector of Chersonesos, necrpolis "between the Quarantine Bay and the military road to Sevastopol." 

Find circumstances

Found in 1896, excavations of K.K. Kostsyushko-Valyuzhinich (НА НЗХТ, д. 5, л. 16, № 122; д. 25, л. 2, № 122). 

Modern location

Sevastopol. 

Institution and inventory

National Preserve of Tauric Chersonesos, 34886. 

Epigraphic field

Position

On the front. 

Lettering

Pi with rightward extended horizontal, some letters have lightly curving strokes and slight flaring of the ends of strokes. 

Letterheights (cm)

1.5

Text

Category

Epitaph. 

Date

2nd half of III century B.C.Е. 

Dating criteria

Palaeography. 

Editions

Latyshev 1899, 16, № 17; IOSPE IV 133; IOSPE I2 509. 

Edition

Α. [---]
Πα[---]
Διω [---]
γυν[ά]

Diplomatic

Α·[---]
ΠΑ[---]
ΔΙΩ[---]
ΓΥΝ[.]

EpiDoc (XML)

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   <ab>
      	<lb n="1"/>
      <seg part="I">Α<gap reason="illegible" quantity="1" unit="character"/></seg>
      <gap reason="lost" extent="unknown" unit="character"/>
    	<lb n="2"/>
      
      <seg part="I">Πα</seg><gap reason="lost" extent="unknown" unit="character"/>
      
      	<lb n="3"/>
      <seg part="I">Διω</seg>
      <gap reason="lost" extent="unknown" unit="character"/>
      	<lb n="4"/>γυν<supplied reason="lost">ά</supplied>
   </ab>
   </div> 
 
Apparatus criticus

1: Α[---] IOSPE
3: Δίω[νος] IOSPE

Translation

A[---], (daughter of) Pa[---], wife of Di[---].

 

Commentary

1. After the initial alpha, there is a trace of a diagonal, either belonging to a triangular letter or chi.

3. There are several possibilities for restoring the name here.

 

Images

(cc) © 2017 Igor Makarov (edition), Irene Polinskaya (translation)
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