III 283. Chersonesos. Epitaph of Megakles, 1st half of III century B.C.Е.
H. 178.0, W. 38.0, Th. 17.0.
Stele with cornice and antefixes (lost). Broken in two pieces. Well preserved (small damage to the profiled moulding on the left and to the dowel on the bottom). The front and sides are decorated with relief rosettes. Between the cornice and rosettes - two-line insription painted in black following ruled lines. Below the inscription - image of a sheathed sword and sword belt hung from a nail.
Place of Origin
Southeast sector of Chersonesos, fortification walls, Tower XVII ("Zeno's Tower"), masonry.
Found in 1961, excavations of S.F. Strzheletsky (НА НЗХТ, д. 30).
Institution and inventory
National Preserve of Tauric Chersonesos, 6/36847 + 56/36847.
On the front, between the cornice and rosettes.
Epsilon with a short middle bar, nu with short right vertical, slightly curved letterstrokes, flaring of the ends of letterstrokes.
1st half of III century B.C.Е.
Solomonik 1969, 64, № 14; НЭПХ II (Solomonik 1973) 148 (= 1974, 380); SEG, 53, 767, № 3; Perlman 2011, 430, № 3.
Kolesnikova 1969, 48; Posamentir 2011, 16, № 3.
1: Μεγακλῆ - (ошибочно).
Megakles, (son of) Sannion.
On Sannion and his family, as well as other personal names in this inscription, see commentary to № neph146.