V 190. Theodoro. Epitaph of Karamani-, XVth century C.E.
H. 17.0, W. 15.0, Th. 8.0.
On the bottom front - a raised border (H. 1cm). Broken off on all sides.
Place of Origin
Near the palace, in a pit.
1913-1914, excavations of R.Ch. Loeper.
Institution and inventory
National Preserve of Tauric Chersonesos, 3745.
May 1999, August 2001, September 2002, September 2003, September 2004, September 2005, September 2006, September 2007.
Above the border.
Lapidary; elongated ornate letters. Alpha with pointy loop, alpha and delta with capping horizontal bar pointing left, four-bar sigma with parallel top and bottom bars, mu with T-shaped crossbar.
XVth century C.E.
L1. Latyshev 1918a, 20, № 4.
<div type="edition" xml:lang="grc"> <ab> <lb n="1"/><supplied reason="lost"><app type="alternative"><lem>Κεκοίμηται</lem> <rdg>Ἐκοιμήθη</rdg></app></supplied> <lb n="2"/><supplied reason="lost">ὁ ἐν μακαρίᾳ</supplied> <lb n="3"/><supplied reason="lost">τῇ μνήμῃ</supplied> <lb n="4"/><unclear>κ</unclear>ὲ δ<surplus>ο</surplus>οῦλος <supplied reason="lost">τοῦ <roleName>Θεοῦ</roleName></supplied> <lb n="5"/><supplied reason="lost">Κ</supplied><unclear>αρ</unclear>αμάνι<gap reason="lost" extent="unknown" unit="character"/>. </ab> </div>
1-4: Ἐνθάδε κατάκειται] ὁ δοῦλος Latyshev
5: ΡΑΜΑΝΙ Latyshev
[Fell asleep in blessed memory] and a servant [of God], [K]aramani[...]
The findspot was pointed out to A.L. Moiseev by foreman Fedorov.
The name Karamani... is a derivative of the Turkic name Karaman, which was known to the Byzantines (PLP, № 11106–11110). If the lacuna before this name was larger, then Karamani... might have been not a given name, but a surname, or a toponym indicating the origin of the deceased in the city of Karaman in Asia Minor (cf. V 143).