V 333. Hermonassa. Epitaph of Platonis (?), IV–Vth centuries C.E.
H. 26.0, W. 14.0–23.0, Th. 11.0–13.0.
Classical (?) stele (in secondary use), resembles a mutilated cross. Broken at the bottom (?).
Place of Origin
Before December 1907.
Institution and inventory
On the front.
Lapidary; letters filled in with ochre. Alpha with straight crossbar (?), lambda with extended vertical.
IV–Vth centuries C.E.
L1. Marti 1910, 12, №2; 1.1. Diatroptov, Yemets 1995, 27; 1.2. Vinogradov 2010a, 159.
<div type="edition" xml:lang="grc"> <ab> <lb n="1"/>Πλατ<lb n="2" break="no"/>ωνὶ<supplied reason="lost">ς</supplied> <lb n="3"/>ἔν<supplied reason="lost">θα</supplied> <lb n="4"/><supplied reason="lost" cert="low">κατά</supplied><lb n="5" break="no"/><supplied reason="lost">κειται</supplied> </ab> </div>
1-5: Πλάτωνι ἐν[... Marti, Diatroptov
Platonis [lies (?)] he[re].
The inscription was purchased from I. Pekerev in December 1907. Marti judged it to be Christian on the basis of script, but due to the loss of the monument, it is now impossible to confirm or dismiss his opinion.
For the reconstructed formula, cf. V 73.
The name Platonis is known in a Christian inscription from Pessinus (Strubbe 1983, 232). In classical antiquity, the name is epigraphically attested 7 times, in three of which it is used as a nickname.