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SALAMIS

SALAMIS IN THE ISLAND OF CYPRUS.
BY ALEXANDER PALMA DI CESNOLÀ, F.S.A.,
page 62

dimensions were seven feet and three-eights in height, three feet and one-third in length, and four inches and a quarter thick. About three feet and one-third of the stone's height was underground. . The inscription was cut on the upper part of the stone. It reads as follows:—

This, in Latin, is equivalent to "Imperatori Nervǽ Trajano Cǽsari Augusto Germanico Dacico." After taking the exact dimensions of the stone, I gave instructions to have the upper part, containing the inscription, sawn off, and preserved from injury. At a distance of four inches below the last line of the inscription, there were two square holes in a horizontal line, each having the depth of a quarter of an inch, and the diameter of about one inch. In one of these holes there was a leaf of lead much corroded. From the position of this stone, and of the inscription upon it, I am led to conjecture that it was originally used for posting up edicts sent from Rome for publication, or the public acts of the Consul of the locality. The small holes probably served for securing a tablet of wood or lead, or other material, upon which were inscribed the sentences which it was

 

 

 

 

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