ECG056. Bolnisi Sioni Cathedral 494 year, inscription of Dznela

Material: Local stone

Object type: Plaque

Dimensions: w 48 x h 48 cm

Text: One line inscription. In the north nave of Bolnisi Cathedral there is the embedded square shape plaque with the figure of “Bolnisi Cross” on the east wall that has an embossed medallion compiled with small triangles around it. Three thin graphemes of the Asomtavruli alphabet are embossed above this cross from the left side. cm

Letters: Embossed Asomtavruli inscription 4

Date: 494 AD (lettering)

Findspot: Bolnisi Sioni Bolnisi Sioni Cathedral is located in Kvemo Kartli, 9 km away from city Bolnisi to the south, 1 km distance from the village Bonis-Khachini. The inscription was discovered during the archaeological expedition held by the Cultural Heritage Preservation Committee supervised by Levan Muskhelishvili in 1937.

Original location: Bolnisi Sioni

Last recorded location(s): Bolnisi Sioni

Text type:Unknown

Editor(s): Nodar Shoshiashvili

Changes history:2019-10-29 Eka Kvirkvelia ტექსტის სრული კოდირება, მეტამონაცემების სრული კოდირება, ბმულებით დაკავშირება ავტორიტეტულ წყაროსთან

Publication details:Ilia State University, Institute of Linguistic Studies; დოკუმენტი ვრცელდება Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 ლიცენზიით.








According to the Corpus of Georgian inscriptions by Nodar Shoshiashvili, the inscription N8. No abbreviation marks in the inscription.


შოშიაშვილი, 1980 ნოდარ შოშიაშვილი, ქართული წარწერების კორპუსი, ლაპიდარული წარწერები, 75

მუსხელიშვილი, 1938 ლევან მუსხელიშვილი, ბოლნისი, 332

ჩუბინაშვილი, 1940 Н. Г. Чубинашвили, Болнисский сион, 39


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