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E00808: Fragment of an architrave with remnants of a Greek inscription probably referring to an unnamed *Archangel. Found in Miletos (Caria, western Asia Minor), in the church of *Michael (the Archangel, S00181), possibly late antique (4th-8th c.).

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posted on 21.10.2015, 00:00 by mtycner, pnowakowski
- - - ἀρχ]αγέλου +

'[- - -] of Archangel +'

Text: Miletus VI/2, no. 1009c.

History

Evidence ID

E00808

Saint Name

Archangels (unspecified) : S00191 Michael, the Archangel : S00181

Saint Name in Source

ἀρχ]άγελος

Type of Evidence

Inscriptions - Formal inscriptions (stone, mosaic, etc.)

Language

Greek

Evidence not before

350

Evidence not after

800

Activity not before

350

Activity not after

800

Place of Evidence - Region

Asia Minor

Place of Evidence - City, village, etc

Miletus

Place of evidence - City name in other Language(s)

Miletus Nicomedia Νικομήδεια Nikomēdeia Izmit Πραίνετος Prainetos Nicomedia

Cult activities - Places

Cult building - unspecified

Source

One of three fragments of an architrave, found in the church of *Michael the Archangel in Miletos (Caria, western Asia Minor), probably from a chancel screen. H. 0.08 m; W. 0.195 m; Th. 0.14 m. The fragment is decorated with a Ionic cymatium.

Discussion

Peter Herrmann supposes that the preserved letters AΓΕΛΟΥ may be remnants of the misspelt name of an *Archangel: ἀρχ]α<γ>γέλου. The reconstruction is justified by the fact that this spelling is attested in other Anatolian inscriptions, see E00844 and E01081. There are, however, other possibilities including, for example, names of ordinary people: Εὐάγγελος, Θεάγγελος etc.

Bibliography

Edition: Herrmann, P. (ed.), Milet. Ergebnisse der Ausgrabungen und Untersuchungen seit dem Jahre 1899, vol. 6: Die Inschriften von Milet, part 2 (Berlin – New York 1998), no. 1009c. Inscriptiones Christianae Graecae database, no. 1769: http://www.epigraph.topoi.org/ica/icamainapp/inscription/show/1769

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