V 284. Pantikapaion. Epitaph of Trophimos, IVth century C.E.
H. 50.0, W. 38.0, Th. 10.0.
Isosceles upside down trapezoid stele; on the front - relief Latin cross with slightly flaring arms. Condition unknown.
Place of Origin
Glinishche, Bratskaya Street (modern Frunze Str.), house 19, garden of I.G. Chernyavsky.
Early October 1896, chance find.
Institution and inventory
Above, below, and in corners between the arms of the cross.
Lapidary. Alpha with broken crossbar; lunate epsilon, sigma and phi; rectangular theta and omicron, elongated phi.
IVth century C.E.
L1. Latyshev 1896, 132–133, № 91b; 2. Shkorpil 1898a, 205–207, № 16; 2.1. Diatroptov, Yemets 1995, № 35.
<div type="edition" xml:lang="grc"> <ab> <lb n="1"/>Ἐνθάδε <lb n="2"/>κατά<lb n="3" break="no"/>κειται <lb n="4"/>Τρό<lb n="5" break="no"/>φιμος. </ab> </div>
Here lies Trophimos.
The inscription was found not far from V 290 and V 302 and resembled them in script, according to Shkorpil. The monument was acquired for Melek-Chesmen Tumulus Museum.
1–3. On the formula, see Introduction IV.3.F.d.
4–5. The name Trophimos is widely attested not only in Christian Bosporus (V 285, V 289, V 301, V 331), where it had not been known before, but also in Cherson (cf. commentary to V 49).
© 2015 Andrey Vinogradov (edition), Irene Polinskaya (translation)
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