ECG063. Bolnisi municipality V/VI cc. Memorial fragment

Material: Local stone

Object type: Stele

Dimensions: cm

Text: Two line inscription. On one of the sides of the stele there is the embossed figure of a nobleman. He has a sword on his waist and a long scepter in his hand. The stele ends with a square shape base that was probably used to fix it in the pedestal. Two capital letter graphemes are present on the left side of the figure of the man. The second line is fully damaged. cm

Letters: Embossed Asomtavruli inscription 5,5

Date: V-VI AD

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

Current repository: Unknown

Last recorded location(s): National Museum of Georgia 544 (არმაზისხევის საცავი)

Summary: Memorial

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 #44. Abbreviation mark: long horizontal straight line. The inscription is dated according to the paleographic data: grapheme Ⴘ has too open upper and below arches, the grapheme Ⴂ is leaned to the left without any additional horizontal line.


ნოდარ შოშიაშვილი, ქართული წარწერების კორპუსი, ლაპიდარული წარწერებიbibliography.xmlb101, 116

Н. Г. Чубинашвили, Болнисский сионbibliography.xmlb45, 98-99


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