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Old 6th February 2018, 04:48 PM   #1
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Dear all,

recently got this stone sculpture.
It is ca 14cm high. On the bottom someone marked it "Tunisie" with a biro. That also would fit the depiction, which looks maybe like a stylized maure or nubian?
The material seems to be a cristalline stone, but on some party the surface looks a bit like it has a chalky crust. I added a picture made with an USB-microscope of the stoneīs structure.

On the back you find latin letters engraved. Interesting fact is, that the letter "w" was invented in the 13th century.

Maybe you can help me: Is this a tourist fake or old? And if so, how old could it be and what could be the background of the latin letters in a muslim region?

Looking forward to your answers.

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Andreas
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Old 6th February 2018, 04:54 PM   #2
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and the microscope image
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Old 6th February 2018, 06:20 PM   #3
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... and what could be the background of the latin letters in an muslim region?...

Sorry my ignorance Andreas but, maybe you should go further back in time, before the Arabs went in; when Tunisia was Carthage, having been occupied by the Romans after the Punic wars and then fully latinized.
Could this be a replica of one of their deities ? .
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Hi Fernando,

thanks for your reply. Of course I am aware that the region was Carthage in the ancient world. But as far as I know, the letter "w" arised in the mediaeval times. So if it is a replica of some ancient godness, itīs a bit ragged
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Well, i was focusing on the riddle "Latin script in Muslim lands". I will leave te W for others to digest. In any case, with or without the W, can you make a phrase out of that inscription?
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It means "we [donīt want] no war"

No, Iīve no idea, as it seems that the inscription is only preserved fragmentarily (or should seem so)
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