V 39. Cherson. Demonstrative inscription, late XI – early XIIth century C.E.
H. 30.0, W. 20.0, Th. 15.0.
On the front is an incised cross with rays between the arms. Broken off at the top (?). The front right corner and the bottom front edge are also broken off; dents on the front surface.
Place of Origin
Southern district, water reservoir, north of the reservoir, room 7.
2001, excavations of L.V. Sedikova.
Institution and inventory
National Preserve of Tauric Chersonesos, 66/37363.
May 1999, August 2001, September 2002, September 2003, September 2004, September 2005, September 2006, September 2007.
Around the cross.
Lapidary. Kappa with elongated curved lower diagonal; phi with elongated vertical.
Late XI – early XIIth century C.E.
1. On the formula, see IV.3.C.c.
2. The meaning of the second line is not clear: perhaps chi under phi is connected with the traditional formula ΦΧΦΠ (see IV.3.C.a).
The monument is a keystone from an arch of a private house, dating to the end of the XIth - beginning of the XIIth century, and destroyed in the first half of the XIIIth century.