III 9. Chersonesos. Honorific decree mentioning Kalos Limen, ca. 110 B.C.E.

Monument

Type

Panel. 

Material

Marble. 

Dimensions (cm)

H. 10.0, W. 17.0, Th. 6.0.

Additional description

The back is treated summarily. 

Place of Origin

Chersonesos. 

Find place

Sevastopol (Chersonesos). 

Find context

Unknown. 

Find circumstances

Random find in 1898. 

Modern location

Saint Petersburg, Russia. 

Institution and inventory

The State Hermitage Museum, X.1898.26. 

Epigraphic field

Position

On the front. 

Lettering

Alpha and lambda with open tops, wide gamma, dotted theta; slight serifs and flaring of the ends of hastae. 

Letterheights (cm)

0.7

Text

Category

Decree. 

Date

Ca. 110 B.C.E. 

Dating criteria

Palaeography, prosopography. 

Editions

Latyshev 1899, 4, № 2; IOSPE IV 67; IOSPE I2 353. 

Edition

[---]
[--- νικάσαν]τες παρατάξει Σκύθας καὶ Σαρ̣[μά-]
[τας αἴτιοι γεγόνασι τᾶς σωτηρίας τᾶς πα]τ̣ρίδος· δεδόσθαι δ’ αὐτοῖς καὶ καθ’ ἕτο[ς]
[--- καὶ τοὺς συμμνάμ]ονας πο[εῖ]σθαι τὸ κάρυγμα· ὁ δᾶμος
[στεφανοῖ τοὺς ἀνακτασαμένους? τοὺ]ς κατὰ Καλὸν λι[μέν]α̣ τόπους· τὸ δὲ ψ[ά-]
5[φισμα τοῦτο ἀναγράψαι εἰς στάλαν λευκ]οῦ λίθου κ[αὶ θέμεν εἰς τ]ὸ π[ρ]όναον τᾶ[ς]
[Παρθένου· ταῦτ’ ἔδοξε βουλᾶι καὶ δάμωι βασιλεύοντος ʼΑγέλα τοῦ] Λαγορίνο[υ]
[---].ΜΟ.[...]
[---]

Diplomatic

[---]
[---.......]ΤΕΣΠΑΡΑΤΑΞΕΙΣΚΥΘΑΣΚΑΙΣΑ.[..-]
[.................................].ΡΙΔΟΣΔΕΔΟΣΘΑΙΔΑΥΤΟΙΣΚΑΙΚΑΘΕΤΟ[.]
[---..............]ΟΝΑΣΠΟ[..]ΣΘΑΙΤΟΚΑΡΥΓΜΑΟΔΑΜΟΣ
[.............................]ΣΚΑΤΑΚΑΛΟΝΛΙ[...].ΤΟΠΟΥΣΤΟΔΕΨ[.-]
5[................................]ΟΥΛΙΘΟΥΚ[...........]ΟΠ[.]ΟΝΑΟΝΤΑ[.]
[......................................................]ΛΑΓΟΡΙΝΟ[.]
[---]·ΜΟ·[···]
[---]

EpiDoc (XML)

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Commentaries

Rostovtsev 1915, 157; Rostovtsev 1916, 6; Zhebelev 1938, 59-60, прим. 3 (cf. Zhebelev 1953, 82-115); Zhebelev 1936; Solomonik 1990, 24, № 12; Vinogradov 1997a, 115; Avram 2002, 69 сл. (= Bull.ép. 2004, 230; SEG 52, 736; cf. Avram 2005, 173 сл. (= SEG 55, 2119)). 

 
Apparatus criticus

0-1: [- - - δεδόχθαι τᾶι βουλᾶι καὶ τῶι δάμωι ἐπαινέσαι τὸν δ. τοῦ δ. καὶ τὸν δ. τοῦ δ. καὶ στεφανῶσαι αὐτοὺς χρυσῷ στεφάνω, ὅτι νικάσαν]τες (p. 308, comm.) IOSPE I2
1-2: Σαρ̣[μά]/[τας scripsi sec. lap.; Σα[ρμάτας] Rostovtsev 1915; Σα[υρομάτας] Rostovtsev 1916; Σα[ταρχαίους] Zhebelev 1938; Σαρ̣μ̣[άτας]
2-3: καθ’ ἕτο[ς / στεφανοῦσθαι - - -] IOSPE
4: [τοὺς ἀνακτασαμένους? τοὺ]ς scripsi; [στεφανοῖ ...... ἀνακτασαμένους? τοὺ]ς IOSPE
4-5: ὁ δᾶμος [στεφανοῖ τοὺς στραταγοὺς τοὺς ἐπὶ τοὺ]ς κατὰ Καλὸν λι[μένα] τόπο[υ]ς vel ὁ δᾶμος [στεφανοῖ τοὺς στραταγοὺς τοὺς ἐν τοῖ]ς κατὰ Καλὸν λι[μένα] τόπο[ι]ς Avram 2005

Translation

[- - - having defeated] Scythians and Sar[matians] in the line of battle, [... they saved the fath]erland. May they be given every year [- - - and may summnamo]nes announce: "the People crown those [who had recovered?] places around Kalos Limen." To [inscribe the decision on a stele of whi]te stone and to install it in the pronaos [of Parthenos. This was decided by the Council and the People in the reign of king Agelas, son] of Lagorinos [- - -]

 

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