V 157. Kalamita. Invocation (?) of an unknown, XIII–XVIIIth centuries C.E.
H. 12.0, W. 11.5.
Damaged at the top.
Place of Origin
Monastyrskaya Rock, monastery of St. George, staircase, east wall, over a sepulchre on the left.
1870s, survey of D.M. Strukov.
In situ (?).
Institution and inventory
In situ (?), no inventory number.
On the front.
Lapidary; highly ornate letters of unequal size. Ligatures.
Invocative (?) inscription.
XIII–XVIIIth centuries C.E.
<div type="edition" xml:lang="grc"> <ab> <lb n="1"/><gap reason="lost" extent="unknown" unit="character"/> <supplied reason="lost">το</supplied>ῦ <roleName><expan><abbr>θ</abbr><ex>εο</ex><abbr>ῦ</abbr></expan></roleName> <lb n="2"/><gap reason="lost" quantity="8" unit="character"/> <lb n="3"/>Βοήθι <lb n="4"/><gap reason="lost" quantity="5" unit="character"/>. </ab> </div>
... of God... Help...
We can speculate about the topographic position of the monument, noted by Latyshev (1896, 42–43, 46, № 34, 41; 1897, 152), only on the basis of a mention made by N.I. Repnikov who says that it was found at St. George monastery (Materials for the archaeological map of the southwest mountains of Crimea (Manuscript Archive, Institute for History of Material Culture, Russian Academy of Sciences, f. 10, № 10, s. 34)). The edition is based on the single transcription of D.M. Strukov (Manuscript Archive, Institute for History of Material Culture, Russian Academy of Sciences, f. Р–I, № 619, l. 6). The rest of the text cannot be deciphered. Judging by its placement over a grave, it was probably an epitaph. The role of invocation in it is unclear.