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‘Falsi’ epigrafici in Internet: una fenomenologia

Silvia Braito    Institut d’Estudis Catalans, Barcelona, Espanya    

Alfredo Buonopane    Università degli Studi di Verona, Italia    

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abstract

Several websites, especially of auction houses, have been selling for many years ancient inscriptions, especially from the Roman period, on stone, metal or other materials. Among these there are also false or dubious inscriptions, some outstandingly produced, but many of very poor quality, often sold as genuine. These are both fakes, cleverly made for fraudulent purposes, and forgeries so poor as to be hardly credible, or copies, more or less faithful, of genuine inscriptions. This paper outlines the most significant aspects of this phenomenon and examines some case studies.

Published
Dec. 16, 2019
Accepted
Sept. 8, 2019
Submitted
July 3, 2019
Language
IT
ISBN (PRINT)
978-88-6969-387-8
ISBN (EBOOK)
978-88-6969-386-1

Keywords: Counterfeit instrumentum inscriptumInternetFalse inscriptionsCopies

Copyright: © 2019 Silvia Braito, Alfredo Buonopane. This is an open-access work distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction is permitted, provided that the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. The license allows for commercial use. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.