III 369. Chersonesos. Epitaph of Skythas, late I - 1st half of II century C.E.
H. 43.0, W. 57.0, Th. 24.0.
Thin panel inset in a large limestone block. Consists of several joining fragments. The front is well worked. A relief bust protrait of a man in the left half of the panel, with a two-line inscription below the relief. To the right of the male relief, an empty space was probably reserved for the portrait of the wife of the deceased.
Place of Origin
Southeast sector of Chersonesos, "citadel."
Found in 1907, excavations of K.K. Kostsyushko-Valyuzhinich.
Institution and inventory
National Preserve of Tauric Chersonesos, 3663.
On the front.
Alpha with straight crossbar, cursive epsilon (alongside rectangular) and sigma, theta with attached crossbar, oval omicron the size of other letters, small serifs and flaring of the ends of hastae; interpuncta; ligatures.
Late I - 1st half of II century C.E.
Latyshev 1908, 19, № 6; IOSPE I2 493.
Ivanova 1941, 110; Античная скульптура Херсонеса 1976, № 359; Solomonik 1990, № 90.
2: ΤΗ in ligatura; перед Λ точка разделитель.
Skythas, son of Theagenes, having lived 35 years.
Ivanova (1941, 110) dates the relief and inscription to the time of the Antonines.