Dedication to Pluto by Longinus son of Cotys

Monument III.953
Editor
Georgi Mihailov, Nicolay Sharankov
Type of monument
plate
Material
marble
Find place
Plovdiv, to the South of the city, Bozukova Mandra locality.
Origin
Philippopolis
Dimensions
height 12 cm, width 18 cm, depth 25 cm
Institution and inventory
Letter size
height 0.8 cm
Layout description
Lower part of a votive plate; inscription on the lower frame below the relief.
Decoration description
Relief with a depiction of a horseman riding to the right, only the horse without the head and the right leg of the horseman are preserved.
Text
Category of inscription
private dedicatory inscription - prose
Date
Mid-II – beginning of III c. AD
Dating criteria
lettering, onomastics
Images
Text

Λον⸢γ⸣εῖνος Κοτυο{τυο}ς
θε Πλούτωνι κατ’ εὐχ-
ὴν δῶρον.

ΛΟNΤΕINΟΣΚΟΤΥΟΤΥΟΣ
ΘΕ.ΠΛΟYΤΩNΙΚΑΤΕYΧ
HNΔΩΡΟN
Text
Longinus, son of Cotys, (dedicated this) to God Pluto fulfilling his vow.
⤦ n: 1

tag: lb
Λονγτεῖνος Κοτυοτυος

nymRef: Λονγεῖνος Κοτυος
tag: persName
Λονγτεῖνος

ref: Longinus
nymRef: Λονγεῖνος
tag: name
Λον

tag: #text
γτ

tag: choice
γ

tag: corr
τ

tag: sic
εῖνος

tag: #text
Κοτυοτυος

ref: Cotys
nymRef: Κοτυς
tag: name
Κοτυο

tag: #text
τυο

tag: surplus
ς

tag: #text
⤦ n: 2

tag: lb
θεῷ

lemma: θεός
tag: w
θε

tag: #text

tag: unclear
Πλούτωνι

type: divine
ref: Pluto
tag: persName
κατ’

lemma: κατά
tag: w
εὐχ ὴν

lemma: εὐχή
tag: w
εὐχ

tag: #text
⤦ n: 3

break: no
tag: lb
ὴν

tag: #text
δῶρον

lemma: δῶρον
tag: w
.

tag: #text
Apparatus
Apparatus:
The text of the inscription is given according to the edition of Mihailov after a comparison through personal observation by N. Sharankov.
Lunar sigma, epsilon and omega.
1The name of the dedicant is rendered as ΛΟΝΤΕΙΝΟC on the stone.
1The patronymic of the dedicant is written with dittography as ΚΟΤΥΟΤΥΟC.
2The initial lettering was ΘΕΟΥ which was later corrected to ΘΕW.
Commentary

The dedicator bears a Roman name and a Thracian patronym.

Bibliography
Mihailov, Georgius. Inscriptiones Graecae in Bulgaria repertae. Vol. III.1, 1961.