Saint NameApostles (unspecified) : S00084
Saint Name in SourceἈπόστολοι
Type of EvidenceInscriptions - Formal inscriptions (stone, mosaic, etc.)
Evidence not before500
Evidence not after600
Activity not before500
Activity not after600
Place of Evidence - RegionAsia Minor
Place of Evidence - City, village, etcStratonikeia
Place of evidence - City name in other Language(s)Stratonikeia
Cult activities - PlacesCult building - independent (church)
Cult activities - Non Liturgical Practices and CustomsSeeking asylum at church/shrine
SourceBoundary stone found in Stratonikeia (Caria, west Asia Minor).
DiscussionThe inscription indicates boundaries of a church of the unnamed Apostles. The sanctuary is otherwise unattested.
Though this inscription does not say so explicitly, boundary stones were usually bestowed upon sanctuaries by emperors.
Dating: 6th c. (?), based on similar boundary stones authorised by 6th c. emperors.
Die Inschriften von Stratonikeia, no. 1059.
Grégoire, H. (ed.), Recueil des inscriptions grecques chrétiennes d'Asie Mineure, vol. 1 (Paris: Leroux, 1922), no. 243.
LBW, no. 534.
Corpus Inscriptionum Graecarum, no. 8844.
Halkin, F., "Inscriptions grecques relatives à l'hagiographie, IX, Asie Mineure", Analecta Bollandiana 71 (1953), 84.