III 40. Chersonesos. Decree honouring Pa[- - -], II century C.E.






Dimensions (cm)

H. 47.0, W. 32.0, Th. 9.5.

Additional description

Broken off on all sides, except the right. The text is offset by a margin on the right. 

Place of Origin


Find place

Sevastopol (Chersonesos). 

Find context

Central part of the citadel, during the paving of the square around St. Vladimir cathedral. Found on the south side of Basilica № 26. 

Find circumstances

Found in 1898, excavations of K.K. Kostsyushko-Valyuzhinich (НА НЗХТ, д. 27, л. 2, № 148; д. 7, л. 27, № 148). 

Modern location


Institution and inventory

National Preserve of Tauric Chersonesos, 3619. 

Epigraphic field


On the front. 


Slightly elongated letters, cursive omega; rho with unclosed loop; ligatures, slight flaring of the ends of letterstrokes. 

Letterheights (cm)






II century C.E. 

Dating criteria



Latyshev 1899, 7, № 4 (= IOSPE IV 73); IOSPE I2 377. 


[---]ν̣ τε τὰν πα-
[---τὰ]ν ἔνφυτον
[αὐτῶι καλοκἀγαθίαν καὶ τὰν τᾶ]ς̣ ψυχᾶς ἀγα-
5[θότητα? ὡς ἀπὸ το]ῦ γένεος πο[λίτας]
[---δι’ ἃ] δεδόχθαι τᾷ βουλᾷ
[καὶ τῷ δάμῳ· ἐπαινέσαι μὲν ἐπ]ὶ̣ τούτοις πρότερον Πα-
[---δόμεν δὲ] αὐτῷ προξενίας
[πολιτείαν, ἔσπλουν τε καὶ ἔκ]πλουν ἐν εἰράνᾳ καὶ
10[ἐν πολέμῳ ἀσυλεὶ καὶ ἀσπονδε]ὶ αὐτῷ τε καὶ χρά-
[μασι]· [μέτοχόν τε εἶναι αὐτὸν π]άντων τῶν ἐν
[τᾷ πόλει, ὧνπερ μετέχειν ἔξεστι καὶ το]ῖς ἀ̣στοῖς



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             αὐτῷ προξενίας
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Tyumenev 1950, 18; Makarov 2006, 97 (= SEG 56, 877). 

Apparatus criticus

2: Ν̣Τ in ligatura
3: vel τᾶν
3-4: πα/[τρίδα? - - -] edd.
5-6: [ὡς ἀπὸ το]ῦ γένεος πο/[λίτας] scripsi; [θότητα? - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -]ιγένεος πο/[- - -] IOSPE


[- - -] inborn [nobility of character and] goo[dness of] soul [as though a] ci[tizen from] birth; [for which reasons,] the Council [and the People] shall deem it good to praise], first of all, on account of these, Pa[- - -, and grant] him [citizenship] on the grounds of proxeny, [the right of sailing in and] sailing out of the harbour in peace time and [in war time, without a threat of confiscation and without a formal treaty,] for him and his go[ods, as well as a share in all the things shared by the] residents - - -.



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