Numerical graffito

Extan[t?] p̣isu
[---]quatus ne

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)

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Translation: There exist (...other letters here...) ...fourth(?) not five
Findspot: Herculaneum, House of the Telephus Relief (InsulaOrientalisI.2)
property metadata ➜
Language: Latin
Writing Style: Graffito/incised
  • Graffito Length: 6.5
  • Min Letter Height: 0.4
  • Max Letter Height: 1.8
Apparatus Criticus: Textus et mensurae secundum (1)
v. 1: PISU aut RISU (1)
v. 2: fortasse [TOR]QUATUS, aut QUATUS scriptum est pro QUARTUS vel QUATTUOR vel QUADRUPLUM apud (1). II pro littera E scriptum.
v. 1: lat.: 5,3; litt. alt.: 0,4-1,2
v. 2: lat.: 6,5; litt. alt.: 0,4-0,8
v. 3: lat.: 4,6; litt. alt.: 0,4-1,8
Prope et eadem manu ut EDR154567 et EDR154569
Bibliography: CIL 04, 10632b (1)
Link to EDR: #EDR154568
Suggested Citation: 'Numerical graffito', The Ancient Graffiti Project Search Engine, <> [accessed: 20 Jun 2018]

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