V 100. Cherson. Inscribed small stone circle, 1261–1262 C.E.
Circular drilled limestone panel, with a cross on the front and star ornament of wavy lines on the back. About half is missing.
Place of Origin
Institution and inventory
On the front.
Lapidary. Lunate epsilon, З-shaped zeta (?).
L1. Latyshev 1896, 21.
<div type="edition" xml:lang="grc"> <ab> <lb n="1"/><date><supplied reason="lost">ἔτους</supplied> <num value="6770"><supplied reason="lost" precision="low">ς</supplied>ψξ</num></date> <lb n="2"/><orig>ΖΥΝΗΤΟΕ</orig> </ab> </div>
1: ΨΞ Latyshev
[In the year 6]770 (?).
The monument was exhibited at the Polytechnic Show in Moscow in 1872. Latyshev published the inscription on the basis of a transcription made by N.P. Kondakov.
1. The combination of psi-ksi makes sense only as a number, namely, as a year: 6760 since the creation, corresponding to 1261-1262 C.E. (cf. V 48).
2. If Kondakov's transcription contained mistakes, then we could speculate that in line 2 there might have been a word συνετός or ξυνετός.