V 274. Pantikapaion. Epitaph of Theodosis, IV–Vth centuries C.E.
H. 84.0, W. 43.0, Th. 12.0.
On the front - small carved cross filled with ochre, with short top arm ending in a triple fork, and other arms with simple forked ends. Fully preserved.
Place of Origin
Glinishche, garden of Francesca.
Institution and inventory
On the sides and below the cross.
Lapidary; letters painted with ochre. Alpha with broken crossbar, delta with projecting right hasta, rectangular epsilon, theta, omicron, and sigma, kappa with extended vertical.
IV–Vth centuries C.E.
L1. Marti 1911, 4–5, № 1; 1.1. Diatroptov, Yemets 1995, № 17.
Here lies Theodosis.
The inscription was acquired for the collection of the Melek-Chesmen Tumulus Museum from an antiques dealer I. Pekerev on December 27, 1908. He was the source of information about the monuments' find spot. The photograph published here is preserved at the Photo Archive of the Institute for History of Material Culture, Russian Academy of Sciences (O.90.1, Q. 759.39; II–88282, I–90985).
1–3. On the formula, see Introduction IV.3.F.d.
The name Theodosios, common in Christian epigraphy, is also attested in Bosporus in classical antiquity: CIRB 36, 65, 1140. On the transition of endings in -ιος to -ις, see Tokhtasiev 2007.