Epigraphics

Nessana - SS. Sergius and Bacchus (North church)
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Dated invocation of Saint Sergius on behalf of Theodore, on a chalk fragment found in Room 8, 18 July (?) 586.

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2

Invocation of the Lord and of Saint Sergius on behalf of Stephen and Mena, on a chalk voussoir in Room 7.

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3

Invocations of Saint Sergius painted in red on a column drum found in Room 13 of the northern complex (Kirk–Welles, no. 63), and another of "Lord God of Saint Sergius" incised on a chalk block found in the cistern in the east court (no. 69), as well as other devotional graffiti found on limestone and chalk in the eastern complex (nos. 67-68, 70), not included.

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4

Small fragments of marble furniture with inscriptions engraved or traced in black ink (Kirk–Welles, nos. 1-11), not included.

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5

Two dated epitaphs of Sergius and his son Patricius, priests and abbots, on a limestone slab, found over a grave in the northern aisle, 10 Feb. 592 and 24 Jul. 628.

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6

Dated epitaph of Stephen son of Obathus on a limestone slab, found in the floor over a grave in the northern aisle, 22 Oct. 605.

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7

Dated epitaph of Maria daughter of Sergius on a limestone slab, found in the floor over a grave in the southern aisle, 7 Oct. 630.

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8

Dated dedicatory building (?) inscription on a fragment of limestone abacus, found in the baptistry of the church, 601/602.

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9

Undecipherable fragment of a mosaic floor within a medallion, in the baptistery of the church.

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10

Two dedicatory (?) invocations of St. Sergius and George on chalk architectural elements, found in the south court of the church.

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11

Dated epitaph of Stephen son of Wa'il on limestone slab, found in the ancient entrance hall (Room 10), March/April 584.

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12

Limestone lintel with acclamatory formula and invocation of Saint Stephen, reused a sill in the ancient entrance hall (Room 9).

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13

Limestone slab with Psalms quotation, found in the ancient entrance hall of the church.

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14

Dated epitaph of Thoamos the priest on a chalk voussoir, found in the corner of the martyrium (Room 16), 6 Nov. 464.

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15

Dated epitaph of Palladis the deacon on a chalk voussoir, on an arch in the martyrium (Room 14), 1 Dec. 475.

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