Graffito naming Rufula

Rufûla pus

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Translation: Rufula, 5 1/2 pounds
Findspot: Herculaneum, Taberna of Priapus (IV.17)
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Language: Latin
Writing Style: Graffito/incised
  • Graffito Height: 14
  • Graffito Length: 24.5
  • Min Letter Height: 2.5
  • Max Letter Height: 4.3
  • Min Letter Height with Flourishes: 2.5
  • Max Letter Height with Flourishes: 14
Apparatus Criticus: Textus secundum (2), contulerunt et mensuras prehenderunt Hicks, Rebman, Rasmussen, Nyhuis, Helms (HGP) a. 2014.
Della Corte apud (1): RUFULA P(ONDO) V S(EMIS?), sed Ciprotti apud (1) non sequitur, qui potius Σ ad Hor. S. 1.7.1 de usu PUS confert.
Bibliography: CIL 04, 10548 (1)
A. Varone, Titulorum graphio exaratorum qui in CIL vol. IV collecti sunt, Imagines, Roma 2012, vol. II, p. 490, con foto (2)
Link to EDR: #EDR140669
Suggested Citation: 'Graffito naming Rufula', The Ancient Graffiti Project Search Engine, <> [accessed: 20 Jun 2018]

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