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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)

[- - -]
Translation: To be helped
Findspot: Herculaneum, House of the Bicentenary (V.15)
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Language: Latin
Writing Style: Graffito/incised
  • Graffito Length: 4.1
  • Min Letter Height: 1.3
  • Max Letter Height: 2.1
Apparatus Criticus: Textus et mensurae secundum (3).
Bibliography: Rend. Pont. Ac. Arch., 15, 1939, p. 210-211 (A. Maiuri) (1)
Rend Ac. Arch. Nap. 33, 1958, p. 290, n. 696 (M. Della Corte) (2)
CIL 04, 10572 (3)
J. Deiss, Herculaneum, Italy's Buried Treasure, Malibu 1989, p. 94-97 (4)
Link to EDR: #EDR140184
Suggested Citation: 'Graffito', The Ancient Graffiti Project Search Engine, <> [accessed: 18 Jun 2018]

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