Saint NameApostles (unspecified) : S00084
Saint Name in SourceἈπόστολοι
Type of EvidenceInscriptions - Funerary inscriptions
Evidence not before450
Evidence not after700
Activity not before450
Activity not after700
Place of Evidence - RegionAsia Minor
Place of Evidence - City, village, etcTavium
Place of evidence - City name in other Language(s)Tavium
Cult activities - PlacesCult building - independent (church)
Cult Activities - Protagonists in Cult and NarrativesEcclesiastics - lesser clergy
SourceA white marble slab, probably cut from a fragment of a column. Broken and lost at the top and bottom. Preserved dimensions: H. 0.495 m; W. 0.29 m; Th. 0.11 m; letter height 0.019-0.04 m. Found at Büyüknefes (near ancient Tavium). Kept in the Museum of Yozgat.
DiscussionThe inscription is the epitaph for a presbyter of a church dedicated to unspecified Apostles. The same church is almost certainly mentioned in another epitaph from Tavium, composed for a person, said to have 'found a place of relief, having run to the Apostles' / ἀνέσεως τόπον εὑρὼν τοῖς ἀποστόλοις προσδραμών (see: E$01009).
Dating: probably late 5th-7th c. (based on the lettering and contents).
I. Mus. Yozgat - Wallner, C., Die Inschriften des Museums in Yozgat (Tyche. Sonderband 6, Vienna: Holzhausen, der Verlag, 2011), no. II 4.
Inscriptiones Christianae Graecae database, no. 2282: http://www.epigraph.topoi.org/ica/icamainapp/inscription/show/2282
Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum 61, 1114.