Names written in the shape of boats

((:nomina FAVSTVS et NOTHVS scripta in forma trium navium, NOTHVS bis))
((:names FAVSTVS and NOTHVS written in the shape of three boats, NOTHVS twice))

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Translation: Θ Faustus Nothus Nothus
Description of Drawing (English): names FAVSTVS and NOTHVS written in the shape of three boats, NOTHVS twice
Findspot: Herculaneum, The Grand Taberna (IV.15-16)
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Drawing Category: Boats
Language: Latin
Writing Style: Graffito/incised
  • Graffito Height: not available
  • Graffito Length: 12.6
  • Min Letter Height: 1.1
  • Max Letter Height: 5.3
Apparatus Criticus: Textus secundum (1); periit (3).
Langner (2) attribuit v. 2 ad suum numerum 11, et v. 3 ad suum numerum 12, omisit v. 4.
v. 3: NOTHUS aut NEPTUNUS (2)
Mensurae super de v. 2 sunt, secundum (1); mensurae aliorum versuum sunt secundum (1)
v. 1: alt.: 3,4; lat.: 2,3
v. 3: alt.: 2,9; lat.: 8,5
v. 4: alt.: 5,1; lat.: 11,1
Bibliography: CIL 04, 10532 (1)
M. Langner, Antike Graffitizeichnungen: Motive, Gestaltung und Bedeutung. Wiesbaden 2001, n. 11 und 12 (Buchstabenschiff) (2)
A. Varone, Titulorum graphio exaratorum qui in CIL vol. IV collecti sunt, Imagines, Roma 2012, vol. II, p. 487, con foto (3)
Link to EDR: #EDR144354
Suggested Citation: 'Names written in the shape of boats', The Ancient Graffiti Project Search Engine, <> [accessed: 21 Jun 2018]

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