Beginning of a name

Bal̂b(us)

Letters once present, now missing due to damage to the surface or support

Damage to the surface or support; letters cannot be restored with certainty

Abbreviation; text was never written out; expanded by editor

Letters intentionally erased in antiquity

Letters whose reading is clear but meaning is incomprehensible

Characters damaged or unclear that would be unintelligible without context

Characters formerly visible, now missing

Description of a figural graffito (used by EDR and AGP)

Gives standard spelling to explain non-standard text in an inscription (used by EDR and AGP)


Symbol
[abc]
[- - -]
a(bc)
[[abc]]
ABC
ạḅ
abc
((:abc))
(:abc)
Translation: Balbus
Findspot: Herculaneum, House of the Grand Portal (V.35)
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Language: Latin
Writing Style: Graffito/incised
  • Graffito Height: 24
  • Graffito Length: 23.8
  • Height from Ground: 153
  • Min Letter Height: 14
  • Max Letter Height: 23.8
Apparatus Criticus: Textus secundum (1). Contulerunt Beall, Bey IV, McCrory, Opdenhoff, Zimmermann Damer (HGP) a. 2014.
v. 1: In ultima B est titulus EDR140057
Bibliography: CIL 04, 10588 (1)
Link to EDR: #EDR140127
Suggested Citation: 'Beginning of a name', The Ancient Graffiti Project Search Engine, <http://ancientgraffiti.org/Graffiti/graffito/AGP-EDR140127> [accessed: 17 Dec 2017]

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