TARLTON HOARD CURSES

MS 1720/2
MS Short Title TARLTON HOARD CURSES
Text CURSES, POSSIBLY RELATED TO THE TEMPLE OF MERCURY
Context Of the 8 curse tablets MS 1720/1-6 were found together near Tarlton. Many of the tablets found at Bath, very close to Tarlton, are written in the same style, but the "M" and the "R" are unusual in this tablet. This is the 3rd largest hoard of curse tablets found in England, next to the Bath and Uley hoards.
Provenance 1. Tarlton hoard, Gloucestershire; 2. Nicholas Wright, London (-1993); 3. Jeremy Griffiths, Oxford.
Commentary There are several interesting dialect spellings, possibly reflecting features of the version of Latin written and spoken by the British tribe of the Dobunni. The ORC and LRC form the basis for the later National scripts in Europe, and examples are not recorded in any other known private MS collections, apart from MSS 1706/1-2, 1720/1-7.
Place of origin England
Dates ca 150 - 300 AD

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