III 280. Chersonesos. Epitaph of Apollonios, 1st half of III century B.C.Е.
H. 173.5, W. 38.0, Th. 17.0.
Stele adorned with cornice and antefixes. Broken in two pieces. Nearly fully preserved (slight damage to the moulding profile on the left and to the dowel). The front and sides are decorated with relief rosettes. Between the cornice and rosettes is a two-line inscription in black paint, without ruled lines. Below the inscription - relief of a sheathed sword and sword belt (cut off in the lower part), hung on a nail (broken off).
Place of Origin
Southeast sector of Chersonesos, fortification walls, Tower XVII ("Zeno's Tower"), masonry.
Found in §961, excavations of S.F. Strzheletsky (НА НЗХТ, д. 30).
Institution and inventory
National Preserve of Tauric Chersonesos, 66/36847 + 54/36847.
On the front, between the cornice and rosettes.
Nu with short right vertical, slightly curved letterstrokes of alpha, lambda, sigma; flaring of the ends of hastae.
1st half of III century B.C.Е.
Solomonik 1969, 64, № 15; НЭПХ II (Solomonik 1973) 149 (, 380); Perlman 2011, 431, № 4.
Kolesnikova 1969, 49; Posamentir 2011, 17, № 4.
Apollonios, (son of) Sannion.
The name Ἀπολλώνιος is one of the most common in Chersonesos (see LGPN IV). On Sannion and his family, see commentary to № neph146.