V 203. Tepe-Kermen. Building inscription on a templon, XIV–XVth centuries C.E.
H. 3.5, W. 11.0.
Colonnette of altar partition, carved in the rock. Fully preserved.
Place of Origin
"Church with sacristy," altar partition, left side.
1999, survey of A.Yu. Vinogradov.
Institution and inventory
In situ, no inventory number.
September 1999, September 2007, September 2009.
Below the capital.
Graffito. Alpha with a loop, elongated epsilon, Y-shaped upsilon.
XIV–XVth centuries C.E.
L1. Vinogradov 2002, 56.
The church was sanctified.
1. The verb ἐγκαινιάζω, in the Byzantine period, is used in the sense "to sanctify" (see Trapp, s.v.). Therefore, here a reference might be to the sanctification of a new rather than еру renovation of an old church (see Vinogradov 2002, 56). At the same time, a similar verb ἐγκαινίζω is used only once in the Northern Black Sea region (V 11) and then in the sense "to renovate." The verbal form is unaugmented (cf. IG XII,5 712,58).
Architectural and liturgical features date this church to the XIV-XVth centuries (see Vinogradov, Gaydukov, Zheltov 2005, 76).