III 354. Chersonesos. Epitaph of Alexander, II century C.E.
H. 33.5, W. 50.0, Th. 9.0.
Lower part of a panel. Relief in a rectangular inset field. Three-line inscription below the relief.
Place of Origin
Southeast sector of Chersonesos, necropolis by the Quarantine Bay (on the site excavated by R.Ch. Loeper).
Random find in 1955.
Institution and inventory
National Preserve of Tauric Chersonesos, 36365.
On the front.
Even, deeply cut letters. Alpha with broken crossbar, epsilon with detached middle bar, eta with detached crossbar, ksi without a vertical, pi with even verticals and extended horizontal; pronounced serifs.
II century C.E.
Solomonik 1958, 314, № 4; НЭПХ I (Solomonik 1964) 53 (cf. Bull.ép. 1964, 314).
Античная скульптура Херсонеса 1976, № 317.
2: ἐτῶν выделено черточками-разделителями.
Alexander, (son of) Chrestion, (son of) Apollonios, 25 years old, greeting.
The palaeography of this inscription and the epitaph of Theagenes, son of Chrestion, and his wife Ulpia Makaria are similar. This makes it possible to speculate that Alexander, son of Chrestion, and Theagenes, son of Chrestion, might have been brothers.
The date is II century C.E. (most likely not earlier than mid-century).