V 131. Kermenchik. Epitaph of Chatou, 1382–1383 C.E.
Grave monument in the shape of a casket with saddleback lid; on the front - a niche with pointed arch. Fully preserved.
Place of Origin
Church of Saints Kosmas and Damian, cemetery.
Summer of 1898, survey of A.L. Bertye-Delagard.
Institution and inventory
On both sides of the niche.
Lapidary. Mu with Y-shaped middle. Ligature omicron-upsilon.
L1. Latyshev 1898, 240–241, № 64е.
<div type="edition" xml:lang="grc"> <ab> <lb n="1"/><g ref="#stauros"/> Ἐκυμίθι ὑ δού <lb n="2" break="no"/>λη τοῦ <roleName><expan><abbr>θ</abbr><ex>εο</ex><abbr>ῦ</abbr></expan></roleName> Χ<supplied reason="lost">α</supplied>τού, <date>ἔτους <lb n="3"/><num value="6891">ςωϞα</num></date>. <expan><abbr>Ἰω</abbr><ex>άννης</ex></expan>. </ab> </div>
3: IM Latyshev
Fell asleep: a servant of God, Khatou, in the year 6891. John.
Latyshev published this inscription relying on an estampage made by Bertye-Delagard. The photograph published here is preserved at the Photo Archive, Institute for History of Material Culture, Russian Academy of Sciences (II–44324, O.1529.73).
1-2. On the formula, see Introduction IV.3.F.e.
2. A common Turkic name Сhatou has a male parallel Сhatais - V 141 (from Goryanka).
3. The name John at the end of the inscription is cut by the same hand, which belongs most likely to the person who was responsible for setting up the tombstone, or, less likely, to someone else who was also eventually buried in the same grave.