Ancient Greek Inscriptions

from Bulgaria

Klada Bg

Stele with a dedication to Demeter

Monument altar Demeter
Editor(s)
Tsvetana Dremsizova-Nelchinova, Nicolay Sharankov.
Type of monument
stele
Material
limestone
Find place
Mezdra
Origin
found during excavations of the sanctuary at Kaleto site, Mezdra
Observed in
Institution and inventory
Dimensions
height 53 cm, width 41 cm, depth 22 cm
Letter size
height 1.8 - 2.5 cm
Layout description
on the vault of the stele
Decoration description
Upper part of a vaulted stele with Corinthian columns and a niche in the centre with dimensions 22x17 cm for inserting a relief. Above the niche - image of a stylised palm tree.The back side is roughly carved.
Text
Category of inscription
private dedicatory inscription - prose
Date
III c. AD
Dating criteria
lettering, archaeological-context
Images
Text
above the relief

Ἐπηκόῳ θεᾷ Δημήτρᾳ
below the relief

[------] c.1-2
above the relief

EΠΗΚOΩΘΕAΔΗMHΤΡA
below the relief

------c.1-2
To the listening goddess Demeter...
⤦ n: 1

tag: lb
Ἐπηκόῳ

lemma: ἐπήκοος
tag: w
θεᾷ

lemma: θεά
tag: w
Δημήτρᾳ

type: divine
ref: Demeter
tag: persName

tag: lb
< GAP >

unit: line
extent: unknown
< GAP >

reason: illegible
unit: character
atLeast: 1
atMost: 2
Apparatus
Letters in ligature:
1 πηκ; τρ.
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
Дремсизова-Нелчинова, Цветана. Находки от крепостта край Мездра. In: Studia in memoriam G. Mihailov (Thracia antiqua) Vol. 10, 1999, p. 254-255, № 2.

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