Ancient writing systems in the Mediterranean

A critical guide to electronic resources


- 6th – 1st centuries BC

Map of places

  1. Alcoy (Place found), 'Greco-Iberian lead plaque from Alcoy' (Example)
  2. Ascoli (Provenance), 'Bronze from Ascoli. CIL I, 709. This bronze, dated of 89 BC, is of major importance for the understanding of Iberian anthroponymy. The members of a Iberian cavalry received roman citizenship for good and faithful services during Social War, which opposed Romans to Italic peoples. Iberians from the Salduie area (Zaragoza now), were awarded in Asculum (Ascoli) camp. ' (image)
  3. Azaila (Place attested)
  4. Azaila (Provenance), 'Painted kalathos from Azaila. ' (image)
  5. Bensafrim (Provenance), 'Bensafrim stele' (Example)
  6. Elche (Ilici) (Place attested)
  7. Empuriés (Place attested)
  8. Ensérune (Place attested)
  9. Espanca (Place attested)
  10. Espanca (Provenance), 'Espanca stone' (Example)
  11. Espanca (Provenance), 'Written stone from Espanca (MLH J.25.1 ; BDH BEJ.05.03).' (image)
  12. La Bastida de les Alcusses (Place attested)
  13. La Bastida de les Alcusses (Provenance), 'La Bastida de les Alcusses (Mogente, Valencia) lead plaque (face B)' (Example)
  14. Montlaurès (Provenance), 'Coin : Neronken (Montlaurès, near Narbonne, France) MLH I, A.1, BDH Mon.01.1.' (image)
  15. Spain (Place of origin)
  16. Tossal de Sant Miquel (Place attested)
  17. Ullastret (Place attested)
  18. Ullastret (Provenance), 'Ullastret lead plaque (face A)' (Example)