Gravestone of a Tauric lady
Object description: Two connectable fragments of stele with partly preserved relief. Top fragment is missing. The field of the relief is limited with two columns with profiled bases. Relief is a traditional image of a married couple, with slaves. Below relief, there is one-line inscription, well-readable. The beginning of the inscription probably was in the upper (not preserved) fragment of the stele.
Finding site: Tauric Chersonesos
Finding conditions: Discovered in 1898, in the south-west area of the ancient city, where the former powder magazine, near monastery stables. Excavated by Karl Kostsyushko-Valyuzhinich (NPTC archive, file no. 7, squeeze 154; file no. 27, page 4, no. 154).
Keeping place: NPTC
Inventory number: 3669
Sizes (cm): /56/16
Letter height (cm): 4
Chronology: Second century AD
Matirial author: Igor' Makarov
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