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Correspondence concerning prostitution tax

Carrier: Slab

Material: Marble

Object description: There are five fragments of the monument that survive. Three of them (fragments 1-3, inventory no. 3622) are connectable. Top fragment, left corner and partly right edge of the slab are missing. Fragment 4 (inventory no. 34948) most likely was in the top right area of the slab. Fragment 5 (now missing) allegedly was in the top left area of the monument. Inscription occupies all the srface of the slab. Lacuna in line 3.
Finding site: Tauric Chersonesos

Finding conditions: Fragments 1-3 compose the main part of the slab; they were discovered in 1891, in the necropolis area at the south section of the defensive wall, near curtain walls 13 and 14. Excavated by Karl Kostsyushko-Valyuzhinich (NPTS archive, file 20, page 67; file 3, page 22). Fragment 4 is a stray find of 1908, in the backfill in the necropolis area at the south defensive wall (NPTS archive, file 67, page 59). Fragment 5 is discovered in the same area in 1892. Excavated by Karl Kostsyushko-Valyuzhinich (NPTS archive, file 21, л. 5, № 84).

Keeping place: NPTC

Inventory number: 3622

Sizes (cm): [107]/[75]/3.5

Letter height (cm): 1.3

Chronology: late second or the first thirty years of the third centry AD

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