Graffito naming Mercurius

Mercurius

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

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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

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

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Translation: Mercurius
Findspot: Herculaneum, Taberna of Priapus (IV.17)
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Language: Latin
Writing Style: Graffito/incised
  • Graffito Height: 8.8
  • Graffito Length: 42.9
Apparatus Criticus: Textus et mensurae secundum (1), contulerunt et non invenerunt Campbell, Helms, Hicks, Nyhuis, Rasmussen, Rebman (HGP) a. 2014.
v. 1: Ex apographo lectio dubia videtur excepta secunda littera (1).
Bibliography: CIL 04, 10551 (1)
Link to EDR: #EDR140208
Suggested Citation: 'Graffito naming Mercurius', The Ancient Graffiti Project Search Engine, <http://ancientgraffiti.org/Graffiti/graffito/AGP-EDR140208> [accessed: 17 Dec 2017]

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