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This is a turn-of-the-century rubbing of the Forum inscription ("lapis Niger"), which dates to the 5th century BCE and is one of the oldest known Latin inscriptions.


John Edwin Sandys, "Epigraphy", in A Companion to Latin Studies (ed. John Edwin Sandys), Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1913; p. 732, plate 107.

This, in turn, credits Domenico Comparetti (1835-1927), Iscrizione arcaica del Foro Romano, Firenze, 1900.


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