Inscription A is written in the centre of the slab, within a frame, and is divided in two parts by the lower vertical bar of a large carved cross. Inscription B runs around the edges of the slab.
A: ὁ μέγας ἀρχ(άγγελος)
B: Κ(ύρι)ε βοίθη τὸν + δοῦλον [- - -]
A: 'The great archangel Michael.'
B: 'Lord help the + servant […..]!'
Text: MAMA I, no. 434.
Saint NameMichael, the Archangel : S00181
Saint Name in SourceΜη(χαὴλ)
Type of EvidenceInscriptions - Inscribed architectural elements
Images and objects - Sculpture/reliefs
Evidence not before400
Evidence not after650
Activity not before450
Activity not after650
Place of Evidence - RegionAsia Minor
Place of Evidence - City, village, etcAmorion
Place of evidence - City name in other Language(s)Amorion
Cult activities - Non Liturgical Practices and CustomsPrayer/supplication/invocation
SourceA marble slab, decorated with a carved Latin cross. Broken above. Found in a private house in Emirli (= Emirdağ?), near Amorion (Phrygia, central Asia Minor). H. 0.19 m; W. 0.165 m; Th. 0.0075 m; letter height 0.0075-0.0225 m. Inscription A is written in the centre and divided into two parts by the lower vertical bar of the cross. Inscription B runs around the slab.
Monumenta Asiae Minoris Antiqua I, no. 434.
Inscriptiones Christianae Graecae database, no. 1694: http://www.epigraph.topoi.org/ica/icamainapp/inscription/show/1694
Halkin, F., "Inscriptions grecques relatives à l'hagiographie, IX, Asie Mineure", Analecta Bollandiana 71 (1953), 94.