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indeed, all that are given in this work, having been discovered only subsequent to Prof. Moriz Schmidt's exhaustive work on the Cypriote syllabary, will be welcome, it is hoped, to philologists as new additions to the very considerable corpus which is now available for analysis and comparison. It has been my good fortune to be the means of adding, in some degree at least, to this result. Professor Sayce, with his accustomed kindness, reads the inscription which is contained on the rectangular block of calcareous stone, measuring thirteen inches and a-half by seven inches and a-half (fig. 96), in three lines, in the following way:—

" I am of Asikathiyas: They set (me) up over (his) Cenotaph (?)" Dr. Deecke refers to a copy of this inscription published by Beaudouin and Pottier, reading the name at the beginning a . ri . si . ti . ja . u, --Apiστιjav. From Paphos also it was that I obtained for the Lawrence-Cesnola collection of antiquities a fragment of calcareous stone, measuring eight inches in length, by four inches and a quarter in height, on which is an interesting Cypriote inscription (fig. 97). Professor Sayce and M. Piérides, to whom I have submitted this inscription, concur in reading the syllables in the following manner:—

If this be so, of which there can be little doubt, we have here a sepulchral inscription recording the name of " Onasikypra (the daughter or wife) of Onasidamos." This name is not unknown, from its occurrence among the Cypriote inscriptions.1 A third piece of calcareous stone, which measures thirteen inches and a-half in height, and six inches and three quarters

1 Transactions of the Society of Biblical Archǽology, vol. v. Part I; and see Deecke, l.c., 156, for other interpretations.

in breadth, from Paphos (fig. 98), although in its contour more regular than the two already described, contains portions only of four lines of Cypriote inscriptions; but Professor Sayce, who has favoured me with his conjectural reading, finds that "the fragmentary condition of this inscription makes a

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