V 25. Cherson. Dedication of unknown, 2nd half of VI–VIIth century C.E.
White fine-grained marble.
H. 6.5, W. 9.5, Th. 13.5.
Moulded cornice. Broken off on all sides (including the back) except the top.
Place of Origin
Institution and inventory
National Preserve of Tauric Chersonesos, 87/36504.
May 1999, August 2001, September 2002, September 2003, September 2004, September 2005, September 2006, September 2007.
On the flat-faced band of moulding.
Lapidary. Letters are uneven, accentuated with serifs. Rectangular epsilon and sigma; V-shaped upsilon with curving hastae, leaning to the right.
2nd half of VI–VIIth century C.E.
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For the prayer of...
On the formula, see IV.3.B.b. It is possible that an extended formula, including "and for salvation" or "and for the forgiveness of sins" was used. The inscription on the cornice points with a good degree of certainty to the ktitor of the Early Byzantine church as dedicator. Which church we cannot determine. The inscription is not skillfully executed. On the basis of palaeography (rectangular epsilon and sigma, v-shaped upsilon) it is close to V 7 and dates to the 2nd half of the VI-VIIth centuries; the v-shaped upsilon leaning to the right is also similar to V 19.
© 2015 Andrey Vinogradov (edition), Irene Polinskaya (translation)
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