3239. Grave relief. Local, Macedonian marble.
Found at Sandanski, formerly Agioi Anargyroi, in southern Bulgaria.
Depiction of the busts of a family of four. The relief was discovered on a site
on which a Christian church was built in the 19th century. The villagers interpreted
the figures of the two children as Saints Kosmas and Damian, the Agioi Anargyroim and inscised the
inscriptions next to the two children.
Between them is recorded the date of the foundation of the church
of the Agioi Anargyroi (20 February 18619
The grave relief dates from the middle of the 3ed c. AD.
Medieval Greece / Byzantine Empire