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Gravestone of a Tauric lady

Carrier: Stele

Material: Marble

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): [105]/56/16

Letter height (cm): 4

Chronology: Second century AD

Matirial author: Igor' Makarov

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