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Dedication of an altar to Volcanus 

Carrier: Altar

Material: Sandstone

Object description: Rectangular altar with socle and cornice projecting along its face and sides. On the top plane, there is circular hole for sacrifices. Five-line inscription carved according to preliminary layout.
Finding site: Balaclava

Finding conditions: Discovered during the excavation of a temple in Balaclava (room A, grid B1). Excavated by Oleg Savelya.

Keeping place: NPTC

Inventory number: 15/37299

Sizes (cm): 50/30/22

Letter height (cm): 3-4

Archaeometry: Late second or early third century

Matirial author: Igor' Makarov

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