Dedication to Apollo by Catullinus

Monument V.5164
Editor
Georgi Mihailov, Nicolay Sharankov
Type of monument
plate
Material
marble
Find place
To the West from the village of Тishevitsa. The coordinates are approximate.
Origin
remains from an ancient structure in the region of Tishevitsa village
Dimensions
height 22 cm, width 18 cm, depth 3 cm
Institution and inventory
Letter size
height 1.5 cm
Layout description
Plate with rounded upper end and relief of the Thracian Rider. The first line is on the upper frame, above the relief and the rest of the inscription is on the lower frame.
Decoration description
The plate shows the Thracian Rider returning from hunting (so-called type C). The horseman, with fluttering chlamys, rides to the right and carries a killed deer with his right hand. The shield of the Rider is visible behind the horse's head. In the lower part, under the horse, a lion to the left and a hound to the right. The lion bites the head of the deer and sets his left front paw on an urn. The hound bites the deer's right foreleg.
Text
Category of inscription
private dedication - prose
Date
III c. AD
Dating criteria
lettering
Images
Text
above the relief

[Θε]ῷ Ἀπόλλωνι
below the relief

Κατυλλεῖνος ---
εὐχὴν ἀνέθε[c.2-3].
above the relief

[..]ΩAΠOΛΛΩNΙ
below the relief

ΚΑΤΥΛΛΕINΟΣ---
ΕYΧHNANEΘΕc.2-3
Text
To god Apollo. Catullinus …dedicated this votive offering.
⤦ n: 1

tag: lb
Θεῷ

lemma: θεός
tag: w
Θε

tag: supplied

tag: #text
Ἀπόλλωνι

type: divine
ref: Apollo
tag: persName
⤦ n: 2

tag: lb
Κατυλλεῖνος

nymRef: Κατυλλεῖνος
tag: persName
< GAP >

reason: ellipsis
extent: unknown
⤦ n: 3

tag: lb
εὐχὴν

lemma: εὐχή
tag: w
ἀνέθε

lemma: ἀνατίθημι
tag: w
ἀνέθε

tag: #text
< GAP >

atLeast: 2
atMost: 3
unit: character
.

tag: #text
Apparatus
Apparatus:
3 The verb form could be ἀνέθε[το], ἀνέθε[σαν] (if there was one more dedicant on l. 2) or misspelled ἀνέθε[κεν] instead of ἀνέθηκεν.
Commentary

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

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

Николов, Богдан. Антични паметници от Врачанско. In: Известия на Археологическия институт Vol. 30, 1967, p. 216-235, Vol.. 232, № 32, .