Graffito naming David


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Translation: David
Findspot: Herculaneum, House of the Wooden Shrine (V.31)
property metadata ➜
Language: Latin
Writing Style: Graffito/incised
  • Graffito Length: 14.3
  • Height from Ground: 104
  • Min Letter Height: 3.1
  • Max Letter Height: 5.1
Apparatus Criticus: Textus secundum (2). Contulerunt et mensuras prehenderunt Beall, Bey, Zimmermann Damer, McCrory, Opdenhoff, Tomasi (HGP) a. 2014.
v. 1: Mensurae secundum (2) sunt lat.: 14,3; litt.alt.: 3,1-5,1
Prope EDR140180, EDR140141, EDR140138, EDR151872, EDR140139, EDR140164
Bibliography: Rend. Ac. Arch. Nap., 33, 1958, p. 268, n. 353 (M. Della Corte) (1)
CIL 04, 10584 (2)
J. Deiss, Herculaneum, Italy's Buried Treasure, Malibu 1989, p. 94-97, con apografo (3)
A. Varone, Titulorum graphio exaratorum qui in CIL vol. IV collecti sunt, Imagines, Roma 2012, vol. II, p. 496, con foto (4)
Cooley and Cooley, Pompeii and Herculaneum: A Sourcebook, Routledge, 2014, p. 159 (5)
Link to EDR: #EDR140134
Suggested Citation: 'Graffito naming David', The Ancient Graffiti Project Search Engine, <> [accessed: 20 Jun 2018]

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