Mnamon

Ancient writing systems in the Mediterranean

A critical guide to electronic resources

Cypro-Syllabic

- 11th-2nd c. BC


Examples of writing



Offering of Hermaios from Delphi.

Offering of  Hermaios from Delphi.

Bronze tripod foot cast in the form of a lion's paw, inscribed in Cypro-syllabic script, Delphi, 7th c. BC. Delphi, Archaeological Museum 1717.

 

e-re-ma-i-[o]

Of Hermaios.



Offering to the Aphrodite of Golgoi.

Offering to the Aphrodite of Golgoi.
Source:

Silver spoon inscribed in Cypro-syllabic script, from Idalion, 6th c. BC or Hellenistic. ICS 219. London, British Museum, 1872,0816.99.

a-mu-se-ka-te-te-ke-ta-i-ti-o-i-ta-i-ko-lo-ki-a-i

Ammus (?) dedicated this to the Golgian goddess.



The first Greek inscription of Cyprus.

The first Greek inscription of Cyprus.

Bronze spit inscribed in Cypro-syllabic script (or Cypro-minoan, according to J.-P. Olivier), from Palaepaphos, 11th c. BC.Nicosia, Cyprus Museum, KMRR 253 T49/16.

 

o-pe-le-ta-u

Of Opheltes.