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University of Copenhagen New Gaulish Inscriptions Celtic Spring · 23 May 2012. Prof. Dr. David Stifter Dept. of Old and Middle Irish School of Celtic Studies NUI Maynooth. I. The Pottery of Lucius Cosius (L-143a-c). Lucius Cosius.

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University of copenhagen new gaulish inscriptions celtic spring 23 may 2012

University of CopenhagenNew Gaulish InscriptionsCeltic Spring · 23 May 2012

Prof. Dr. David Stifter

Dept. of Old and Middle Irish

School of Celtic Studies

NUI Maynooth

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University of copenhagen new gaulish inscriptions celtic spring 23 may 2012

I.

The Pottery of Lucius Cosius (L-143a-c)

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University of copenhagen new gaulish inscriptions celtic spring 23 may 2012

  • Lucius Cosius

Source: Allard Mees, Modelsignierte Dekorationen auf südgallischer Terra Sigillata [= Forschungen und Berichte zur Vor- und Frühgeschichte in Baden-Württemberg 54], Stuttgart: Theiss 1995

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L cosius series celebrating trajan s victories

L. Cosius’ Series Celebrating Trajan’s Victories

worked in La Graufesenque

highly individual style

exported productsto entire empire

finds from all over Europe

  • active around 110-120 A.D.

  • triumph held by Hadrian for Trajan in Sept. 118; ludi Parthici set up by Senate

Partu(s)

Germani Arsacidae

Decibalu(s)

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Lucius cosius l 143a

Lucius Cosius (L-143a)

Decibale · n[….]

ateuane

XXXX

Found in La Graufesenque 1980

Decibale: vocative of Decibalus, last king of the Dacians († 106 A.D.)

ateuane: 2sg imperative of *ate-u̯an-e/o- (ate- = ‘re-’, u̯an- = ‘to strike, wound’; cp. OIr. ad·goin ‘to wound again‘‚ MW adwanaf ‘to strike again’; Gaul. PN Atuanos)

n[…]: ne | ateuane‘do not strike again!’, or nu·te | ateuane ‘now, slay yourself!’ ?

(cp. nu gnate de dama gussou ‘now, son, don’t yield to violence’ (L-66, Plate of Lezoux)

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Lucius cosius l 143a1

Lucius Cosius (L-143a)

‘Decibalus, do not strike again!’

or

‘Decibalus, now, slay yourself!’

DECIBALE · N[….]

ATEVANE

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Lucius cosius l 143b c

Lucius Cosius (L-143b+c)

Vase of Blain (FR), found 1868

nuto· […]

dusạ[.]ḅị

Decibale

dumeṇus

[.]ṭ?ụ·bṛ[..]

[…]nu

[…]coui

[…]u

cp.: .[

m[

u·b.[

raian[

tutuei.[

trasato[

Found in Kaiseraugst (SUI),

1970-74

Found in Clermont-Ferrand

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Lucius cosius

Lucius Cosius

]TV[.][

]TRA[

]OST[

]A?NC[

][.]I[

Found in Vertault (FR)

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Lucius cosius1

Lucius Cosius

L Cosi

Decibalu (2×)

Partu

Found in La Graufesenque 1979

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University of copenhagen new gaulish inscriptions celtic spring 23 may 2012

  • Lucius Cosius (L-143)

To appear in:David Stifter, ‘New early second-century Gaulish texts from La Graufesenque (L‑143a‑c)‘, Keltische Forschungen 5 (2010-11 [2012])

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II.

The Lead-plate from Rezé (L-142)

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Rez l 142

Rezé (L-142)

A1:

alissuiu[.]allosat SS -XX[..]S[..]

trilu -XXXVSSHS

paetrute . -XXVIII S=

pixteXVI S==

suexxeXS=

suanmanu-XVIIII-.

-------------------

suma-XDXXXHSO S=

third(ly?)

fourth(ly?)

fifth(ly?)

sixth(ly?)

repeated in B1 with some errors

Lead plate from Rezé (mouth of River Loire, 2nd c. A.D.), receipt of debt repayments, business notes?


Rez l 1421

Rezé (L-142)

A3:

serinoti

sequndo

dinariIu

XXXV

B4:

setigi prino

ascani usare

boletu XV

this sells

Secundus

for-denars

35

this ... buys/bought (?)

Ascanius are

for-boleti (?) 15


University of copenhagen new gaulish inscriptions celtic spring 23 may 2012

  • Rezé (L-142)

To appear in:Pierre-Yves Lambert & David Stifter, ‘Le texte gaulois de Rezé’, Études Celtiques 38 (2012), forthc.

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University of copenhagen new gaulish inscriptions celtic spring 23 may 2012

III.

The Chartres Defixio

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Chartres

Chartres

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Chartres1

Chartres

A:

Vatumaros · Senouiri ·

Cantognatos Virato ·

Conbarilos Aberxtobogii

Raros · Esuatexti · Toutisa

Alignati · seto(?) · cantipisontas

sondios · adgario ·

duti · so · adogarie olusami

loguardicni*tascouipus

adgariontas eti · so · adgarie...

Minio · Mario

*locnardicni(?)

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Chartres2

Chartres

B:

Tasguni · Abrestubogiu ·

Paulo Tasgunias ·

Cornuto · Cornilio ·

Lami · Eponicnos ·

eto · cantipisontas ·

eti · Cornuti ·

Toutisa · Vi(m)pili ·

Felice · uo · contest[

duti · so · cantigarie ·

sondiobi ·

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Chartres3

Chartres

Names

(format IN + Patr, Gent. + Cogn.):

Vatumaros Senouiri

Cantognatos Virato

Conbarilos Aberxtobogii

Raros Esuatexti

ToutisaAlignati

Minio · Mario

Paulo Tasgunias

Toutisa Vi(m)pili

inverted order?:

Tasguni Abrestubogiu

Cornuto Cornilio

Lami Eponicnos

unclear:

olusami Loguardicni Tascouipus ?

Cornuti

Felice (uo · contest[)

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Chartres4

Chartres

Recurrences:

(s.?)eto cantipisontas A5 = eto cantipisontas B5

duti so adogarie A7 = duti so cantigarie B9

eti so adgarie A9, eti Cornuti B6

adgario[s] A6, adogarie A7, adgariont(-)as A9, adgarie A9

cantigarie B9

cantipisont(-)as A5, B5

sondios A4, sondiobi B10

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To appear in tudes celtiques

  • Chartres

To appear in:Études Celtiques

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My acknowledgements go to

My acknowledgements go to

Fritz Mitthof

Pierre-Yves Lambert

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Thank you very much for your attention

Thank you very much for your attention

Prof. Dr. David StifterDept. of Old and Middle Irish

School of Celtic

National University of Ireland

Maynooth

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