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The Crecchio Stele

The Crecchio Stele

Probably a funerary stele.
Found at Crecchio (province of Chieti, Abruzzo), contrada Cardetola, in 1844.
Sandstone, 1.47 m high x 0.38 m wide.
Late 6th c. BCE

Imagines Italicae, Frentani / ANXANUM/ORTONA 1 (=Rix, ST Sp CHI 1)
Text, in South Picene alphabet (from Imag. Ital.; n.b., ':' below represents triple interpuncts):
A
vacat deiktam: h[1-2]lpas: pimoftorim: esmen adstaems: upeke[-?-:-?-]orom: iorkes: iepeten: esmen: ekú sim: raeliom: rufra sim: poi oúefa: ioki pedu: pdufem: ok[r]ikam: enet: bie: vacat

Text B
vacat múreis: maroúm: [1-2]el í úm: uelaimes: staties: qora: kdu í ú vacat


In the collection of, and photographed at, the Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, inv. 2523.

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Photo taken @ Napoli on 22 July 2017 (© diffendale / Flickr)

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