III 85. Chersonesos. Decree with a list of "those who applied their seals", 120s - 130s C.E.






Additional description

Three fragments of a panel. The top fragment is broken off on all sides. Two bottom ones (2 and 3) join and belong to the left side of the panel. The text is inscribed rather sloppily, without ruled lines. 

Place of Origin


Fragment 1

Dimensions (cm)

H. 16.5, W. 13.5, Th. 7.0.

Find place

Sevastopol (Chersonesos). 

Find context

Southeast sector of Chersonesos, on the shore of the Quarantine Bay, to the right of the Main street. 

Find circumstances

Found in 1888, excavations of K.K. Kostsyushko-Valyuzhinich (НА НЗХТ, д. 17, л. 2, № 4; д. 1, № 4). 

Modern location


Institution and inventory

National Preserve of Tauric Chersonesos, 34855. 

Fragment 2 3

Dimensions (cm)

H. 21.0, W. 30.0, Th. 7.0.

Find place

Sevastopol (Chersonesos). 

Find context

Fragment 2: northeast sector of Chersonesos (Enclosure XIV, floor). Fragment 3: south sector of Chersoneses, south of "the mint" ("southern part of the monastery grounds"). 

Find circumstances

Fragment 2 (left) found in 1909, excavations of R.Ch. Loeper (НА НЗХТ, д. 102, л. 27, № 1679); Fragment 3 (right) found in 1904, excavations of K.K. Kostsyushko-Valyuzhinich (НА НЗХТ, д. 33, л. 4, № 258). 

Modern location


Institution and inventory

National Preserve of Tauric Chersonesos, 34932 and 35086. 

Epigraphic field


On the front. 


Epsilon with detached middle bar; round omciron smaller than other letters, pi with even verticals; word divisions, ligatures. 

Letterheights (cm)






120s - 130s C.E. 

Dating criteria

Prosopography, palaeography. 


Fr. 1. Latyshev 1891b, 28, № 34; IOSPE IV 74; IOSPE I2 380. Fr. 2 3. IOSPE I2 702; Latyshev 1905, 105, № 13; IOSPE I2 385. Fr. 1 2 3. НЭПХ II (Solomonik 1973) 113. 


[---] καθᾶ̣[κον ἐψαφισάμεθα· δι’ ἃ δεδόχθαι τᾷ βουλᾷ καὶ τῷ]
[δάμῳ]· [ἐπαι]νέσ[αι μὲν ἐπὶ τούτοις ---]
[---]ν, δόμεν δὲ α[ὐτῷ προξενίας πολιτείαν, ἔσπλουν τε]
5[καὶ ἔκπ]λουν ἐν εἰ[ράνᾳ καὶ ἐν πολέμῳ ἀσυλεὶ καὶ ἀσπονδεὶ]
[αὐτῷ τε καὶ ἐκ]γ̣όνοι̣ς̣ καὶ χ[ράμασι ---]
2 3
[--- γρα]μ̣μ̣[ατεύοντος Τ(ίτος) Φλ(αουίος) --- υἱοῦ Φλ(αουίου)]
[Ἀρ]ίσ[τω]νος· ἐσφραγίσαν[το α´ στίχῳ· θεὰ βασίλισσα Παρθένος],
Τ̣(ίτος) Φλ(αουίος) Παρθενοκλῆς υἱὸ[ς Φ̣λ̣αουίου Νάσωνος? πρῶτος ἄρχων, Τ̣(ίτος) Φλ(αουίος) Ἀρίσ-]
[τ]ων υἱὸς Φλ(αουίου) Ἀρίστωνος, Ε[--- υἱος Φλ(αουίου)]
5[Ἀ]γεπόλεος, Μητρόδω[ρος Διοσκουρίδου? ---]
[.]νος, Γ(άιος) Ἰούλιος Αἰμ̣[ιλιανός? ---]
[υἱὸ]ς Φλ(αουίου) Ἀρίστω[νος ---]
[Φιλ]ό̣μουσ[ος] Ἀπολλωνίδου [---]


2 3

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Solomonik 1990, 40, № 30. 

Apparatus criticus

1: ΕΠΟ Solomonik
2: καθᾶ̣[κον] scripsi; καθό[τι] Solomonik
3-6: suppl. (НЭПХ) IOSPE
5: ΝΕ in ligatura 3: in.: [Τ̣] Solomonik
5: ΓΕ, ΜΗ in ligatura
4: med.: ῾Ε̣[ρμοκλῆς Ἀπολλωνίου] Solomonik
4-5: [Φλ. Ἀρίστων υἱὸς Φλ. | Ἀ]γεπόλεως Solomonik
5-6: [Βοΐσκος Χρηστί|ω]νος Solomonik
6: fin.: Αἰ[μιλιανός ? - - -] IOSPE


- - - we decided: the Council and the People shall deem it good to p]rai[se - - - for these], to grant h[im citizenship on the basis of proxeny, as well as the right of sailing in and] out of the harbour, in [peace and war time time, without a threat of confisca[tion and without formal treaty, to him, his des]cendants, and g[oods].

[when se]cr[etary was T(itus) Fl(avius), (son of) Flavius Ariston]. Applied their se[als: in the first row: goddess queen Parthenos], T(itus) Flavius Parthenokles, son of Flavius Nason, first archon, [T(itus) Flavius Arist]on, son of Flavius Ariston, - - -, son of Fl(avius) [A]gepolis, Metrodo[ros [(son of) Dioskouridas, - - -] G(aius) Iulius Aim[ilianos, - - - so]n of Fl(avius) Aristo[n - - - Phil]omous[os, (son of) Apollonidas [- - -]



4: Ε̣[ρμοκλῆς Ἀπολλωνίου] - cf. III 22.



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