A Signature in Stone
The fanciest mosaics were in the apse and on the bema. A five-line Greek inscription memorializes “the God-loving priest Abbosoubbos,” who was partly responsible for the paving of the floor “under the pious reign of our master Flavius Iustinus… in the month of November… of the fourth indiction,” which was more than likely 570 C.E. The inscription is flanked on the right by a colorful amphora with bunches of grapes surrounding it. On the left is another amphora. Above the inscription, in the apse, is a medallion with a black cross at its center with flower buds sprouting between its arms.