V 83. Cherson. Epitaph of Julian, VI–VIIth centuries C.E.
H. 50.0, W. 34.0, Th. 23.0.
Stele with rounded top, horizontal ledge at the bottom, and inset roundel with relief four-petal rosette in the top half of the front. The surface is chipped.
Place of Origin
1914, excavations of R.Ch. Loeper.
Institution and inventory
National Preserve of Tauric Chersonesos, 121/36504.
May 1999, August 2001, September 2002, September 2003, September 2004, September 2005, September 2006, September 2007.
Below the rosette.
Lapidary. Alpha with broken crossbar. Diamond ligature: omicron-upsilon.
Of Julian, son of Areios.
Latyshev (1918b, 17, № 10, fig. 1) did not offer a reading of this text.
A missing iota in the name Julian is probably unintentional. If our reading is correct, then we have one of only a few examples of the use of a patronymic in an inscription from Cherson (cf. V 83.2, V 85, V 267, V 283, V 286). Both names are Christian.
The archaeological context of this find is unknown.