V 198. Mariampol (?). Epitaph of Sauchatis, 1291 C.E.
H. 25.0, W. 27.0, Th. 11.0.
Broken on all sides, except the right and back. Chipped on the surface, stained with whitewash.
Place of Origin
Maryam-Dere, Kyrk-Yer (Salachik), Dürbe (mausoleum) of Khan Haci-Giray, by the east wall.
2010, excavations of A.M. Ibragimova.
Institution and inventory
Bakhchisaray State Historical and Cultural Preserve, no inventory number.
Within the inset field.
Lapidary. Letters of varying heights.
<div type="edition" xml:lang="grc"> <ab> <lb n="1"/>Ἐκοιμήθη ὁ δοῦλος <roleName><expan><abbr>θ</abbr><ex>εο</ex><abbr>ῦ</abbr></expan></roleName> <lb n="2"/>Σαυχάτις <date>μηνὶ <lb n="3"/>Ὀκτωβρίου <num value="5">ε</num>, <lb n="4"/>ἔτους <num value="6800">ςω</num>, ὥρᾳ</date> <lb n="5"/><gap reason="lost" quantity="2" unit="character"/><gap reason="illegible" quantity="3" unit="character"/>. </ab> </div>
Fell asleep: a servant of God, Sauchatis, in the month of October, on the 5th, in the year 6800, in the [..] hour.
The stone was found in the earth fill of the 2nd half of the XVIth century, in a layer below that in which V 197 was found. According to V.I. Baranov who had brought the monument to my attention, it might have been transported from Mariampol. Similar elements of design (zigzag and weave patterns) are found on V 197 from the same area.
1. The omission of an article before θ(εο)ῦ can be explained by the desire of the stone-cutter to fit in within the length of one line.