According to the inscription written in Greek, the stele was erected for a boy called Berotos by his father, who had both a Latin and Thracian name: Gaios (Gaius) and Kerdolas.
The stele depicts a boar hunt. On the one hand, this may be the representation of a lifestyle worthy of man, but can equally evoke the ritual act showing the boy becoming a man by capturing a boar.
Marble analyses conducted by Danielle Decrouez (Geneva, Museum of Natural History) and Karl Ramseyer (University of Bern, Institute of Geological Sciences) have shown that the stela was made of Prokonnesian (Marmara) or Parian marble. Click here for the detailed results.