V 230. Mountainous Crimea (?). Epitaph of unknown, XIV–XVth centuries C.E.
Inset panel. Broken on all sides except the right.
Place of Origin
Mountainous Crimea (?).
Institution and inventory
Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, no inventory number.
On the front.
Lapidary; pointy elongated letters. Theta with extended horizontal. Ligature mu-epsilon; superscript siglum, accent mark (?).
XIV–XVth centuries C.E.
<div type="edition" xml:lang="grc"> <ab> <lb n="1"/><supplied reason="lost">Ἐκοι</supplied>μήθ<supplied reason="lost">η</supplied> <lb n="2"/><supplied reason="lost">ὁ</supplied> <expan><abbr><supplied reason="lost">δοῦ</supplied>λ</abbr><ex>ο</ex><abbr>ς</abbr></expan> τοῦ <lb n="3"/><supplied reason="lost"><roleName><expan><abbr>θ</abbr><ex>εο</ex><abbr>ῦ</abbr></expan></roleName> ὁ δεῖνα</supplied><gap reason="lost" extent="unknown" unit="character"/> </ab> </div>
Fell asleep: a servant of [God...]
The inscription was identified by A.A. Agafonov, whose photo is published here and is our only source of information about the inscription. I was not able to find it in the collection of the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts. Its physical characteristics are akin to tombstones from Mountainous Crimea.
1–3. On the formula, see Introduction IV.3.F.e.