V 271. Pantikapaion. Epitaph of Arsinos, 2nd half of the IVth - Vth century C.E.
Of uneven shape, especially the left side. The cavity in the centre of the front predates the inscription.
Place of Origin
Institution and inventory
On the front.
Lapidary, rectangular letters. Alpha with broken crossbar, delta with projecting right hasta.
2nd half of the IVth - Vth century C.E.
L1. Marti 1913, 71, № 164; 1.1. Diatroptov, Yemets 1995, № 9.
<div type="edition" xml:lang="grc"> <ab> <lb n="1"/><g ref="#stauros"/> Ἐνθάδ <lb n="2" break="no"/>ε <expan><abbr>κατάκιτ</abbr><ex>αι</ex></expan> <lb n="3"/>Ἀ<space extent="unknown" unit="character"/>ρσῖ<lb n="4" break="no"/>νος. <g ref="#stauros"/> </ab> </div>
Here lies Arsinos.
The inscription was originally published with the photograph, which is preserved at the Photo Archive of the Institute for History of Material Culture, Russian Academy of Sciences (О.90.3). Marti dates the inscription to the Early Byzantine period, while Diatroptov and Yemets (apparently, paraphrasing Marti) date it to the V-VIth centuries. A combination of broken crossbar and rectangular lettershapes points to the second half of the IVth or Vth century C.E. (see Introduction IV.2.A.b).
1–2. On the formula, see Introduction IV.3.F.d.
The name Arsinos is attested in Christian inscriptions (in Latin) only in IG XIV 453 (Catania, 3rd quarter of the IVth century), and its female variant Arsina - in SEG 35.1347. Vacat in the middle of the name is due to a cavity in the stone surface.