V 291. Pantikapaion. Epitaph of Theodore, IV-Vth centuries C.E.
H. 49.0, W. 33.0, Th. 7.0.
On the front - arched inset area with a relief cross; the edges of the inset area and the cross are painted dark red. Condition unknown.
Place of Origin
Glinishche, garden of K. Woerle
1st half of January 1898, chance find
Institution and inventory
Below the cross.
Lapidary; letters filled in with ochre. Lunate epsilon.
IV-Vth centuries C.E.
Type of gravestone.
L1. Shkorpil 1901, 59–60, № 2; 1.1. Diatroptov, Yemets 1995, № 20.
<div type="edition" xml:lang="grc"> <ab> <lb n="1"/>Ἐνθάδε κατ<unclear>ά</unclear><lb n="2" break="no"/>κιτε ὁ δοῦλος <lb n="3"/><roleName><expan><abbr>Θ</abbr><ex>εο</ex><abbr>ῦ</abbr></expan></roleName> Θε<surplus>θε</surplus>ώδ<lb n="4" break="no"/>ορος. </ab> </div>
Here lies a servant of God, Theodore.
The inscription was found together with V 273.
1–3. On the formula, see Introduction IV.3.F.d.
Although neither the monument, nor the transcription survive, the place and circumstance of the find, as well as the monument's physical description leave no doubt that it was a typical Bosporan tombstone of the IV-Vth centuries.