V 302. Pantikapaion. Epitaph of Felix, IVth century C.E.
H. 45.0, W. 30.0, Th. 9.0.
Widens at the top. Condition is unknown.
Place of Origin
Glinishche, Bratskaya (modern Frunze) St., house 19, garden of I.G. Chernyavsky.
Late 1896, chance find.
Institution and inventory
On the front.
Lapidary, deeply incised letters. Alpha with broken crossbar, rectangular sigma, elongated phi.
IVth century C.E.
L1. Latyshev 1904, 88, № 103; 1.1. Diatroptov, Yemets 1995, № 38.
Felix, son of Aristoboulos.
The monument was acquired from widow Tulman together with V 290. Due to a lack of either a photograph or a drawing, our date is based on the archaeological context of the find (Early Byzantine cemetery near Glinishche), as well as on the epigraphic script used for the reproduction of the text.
1. On the name Felix, see commentary to V 294.
The name Aristoboulos is attested once in Bosporus (CIRB 304, turn of the eras), but not even once in Christian epigraphy (although this is the name of one of the Seventy Apostles, see Delehaye 1902, 1057). We can therefore suggest, with some caution, that Felix's father was not a Christian.