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Iberian-tablets-found-in-Alcoy-(Plomos-epigraficos-ibericos-de-Alcoy)

Page history last edited by Alex Backer, Ph.D. 12 years, 2 months ago

A number of lead tablets with Iberian writing have been found in the region of Alcoy in Alicante, Spain. Although many widely divergent translations have been offered, no consensus translation is available --they remain undeciphered to this day. This wiki aims to create a collaborative effort to decipher them.

 

Transcription by Gomez Moreno, as cited in Historia de Alcoy by J. Berenguer.

Tablet I, found by Molto' and Evaristo Perez on Jan 23 1923 in La Serreta, Alcoy:

Side A:

1. IRIKE ORTI GAROKAN DADULA BASK 

(to be continued)

 

Notes for translation:

1. BASK IS THE NAME GIVEN TO THE BASQUES, or might mean "from the mountains".

7. SALIR may be silver, as it's found on silver coins from Iltirta as in 'Iltirta-salir-ban' --'ban' means 'of'; think 'van' in Dutch or 'von' in German (ref. Iberos by Jose R Pellon)

9. BASIRTIR was a merchant from Emporion (in Catalonia) around 200 BC.

 

Further reading:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iberian_scripts

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=IRIKE+ORTI+GAROKAN+DADULA+BASK+&btnG=Google+Search&aq=f&oq=

 


 

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