V 345. Unknown. Invocation of Kyriakos, George, Eutolmios and R-, Хth century C.E.
Panel with a triangular top. The surface is chipped.
Place of Origin
Institution and inventory
Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, no inventory number.
On the front.
Lapidary; letters are slightly leaning. Elongated rho, Y-shaped upsilon. Ligature: omicron-nu.
Хth century C.E.
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Lord, save your servant Kyriakos, his entire [household (?)], and George, Eutolmios, and R[...].
A.A. Agafonov kindly brought this monument to my attention. He also took the photograph published here, which is our only source of information about the inscription. I was not able to find the monument at the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts. It stands to reason that such a modest monument would not have been purchased abroad (either by the museum, or by a private individual), and so probably came to the museum from the region of the Northern Black Sea.
1–2. On the formula, see Introduction IV.3.E.c.
2–3. On the name Kyriakos (here Kyreakos), see commentary to V 72
The expression ὅλος οἶκος is known from IG XIV 2462 (Marseille).
4-5. The name Eutolmios, quite rare, is known in the Early Byzantine period: see PLRE I 316; in addition, this was the name of an author of Early Byzantines epigrams (Anthologia Palatina VI, 86; VII, 608, 611; IX, 587) and of the author of the "Lives and Martyrdom of Saints Galaktion and Episteme " (BHG 665). In the Xth century, it most likely would have belonged to a monk.