Ancient Greek Inscriptions

from Bulgaria

Klada Bg

Dedication by Silvanus son of Bithys

Monument II. 509 = V. 5185
Editor(s)
Georgi Mihailov, Nicolay Sharankov.
Type of monument
plate
Material
Find place
Yankulova Dupka cave near the village of Gabare
Origin
the region of Gabare village
Observed in
Institution and inventory
Dimensions
height 14 cm, width 15 cm, depth 2 cm
Letter size
height 0.7-1 cm
Layout description
Plate with relief of the Thracian Rider, broken in the upper part and the lower left corner. Inscription on the lower frame below the relief.
Decoration description
The slab depicts the Thracian Rider walking to the right (so-called type A). The upper part of the Rider and the horse's head are missing. The horseman wears a short chiton and his right hand is at the horse's neck.
Text
Category of inscription
private dedication - prose
Date
late II c. AD - III c. AD
Dating criteria
lettering
Images
Text

[Σ]ιλβανὸς Βειθ[υος]
(vac.) εὐ[χήν].

[..]....ΒΑNOΣΒΕΙΘ[......]
vacat ΕY[.......]
Silvanus, son of Bithys (dedicated) this vow.
⤦ n: 1

tag: lb
Σιλβανὸς Βειθυος

nymRef: Σιλβανὸς Βειθυος
tag: persName
Σιλβανὸς

ref: Silvanus
nymRef: Σιλβανός
tag: name
Σ

tag: supplied
ιλ

tag: unclear
βανὸς

tag: #text
Βειθυος

ref: Beithus
nymRef: Βειθυς
tag: name
Βειθ

tag: #text
υος

tag: supplied
⤦ n: 2

tag: lb

extent: unknown
unit: character
tag: space
εὐχήν

lemma: εὐχή
tag: w
εὐ

tag: #text
χήν

tag: supplied
.

tag: #text
Apparatus
Apparatus:
1 The name of the dedicant has also been restored as [Ἀλ]βανός or [Οὐρ]βανός.
Commentary

The information about the monument and the images are courtesy of Vratsa Regional Museum of History, the content is further revised by Nikolay Sharankov.

The personal name of the dedicant is of Latin origin and the patronymic is Thracian.

Bibliography
Mihailov, Georgius. Inscriptiones Graecae in Bulgaria repertae. Vol. II, 1958.

Mihailov, Georgius. Inscriptiones Graecae in Bulgaria repertae. Vol. V, 1997.

текуща версия 1 / 2023-07-12