Graffito naming Modestus


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Translation: of Modestus
Findspot: Herculaneum, Ramp (OutsideWalls.ow1)
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Language: Latin
Writing Style: Graffito/incised
  • Graffito Length: 50
Apparatus Criticus: Textus et mensura secundum (1)
v. 1: bacillo ligneo in molli tectorio delineatum
Bibliography: CIL 04, 10691 (1)
Link to EDR: #EDR154431
Suggested Citation: 'Graffito naming Modestus', The Ancient Graffiti Project Search Engine, <> [accessed: 20 Feb 2018]

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