Decipherments B

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These decipherments are generally works in progress; therefore, I invite debate about either definitions or decipherments.  Where possible, decipherments will include images of the transcriptions.

The Database of Mycenaean at Oslo (DAMOS) is an indispensable tool for searching Linear B (LinB) transcriptions by word, tablet, or scribe.

Note that each site, such as Knossos or Pylos, assigns a unique number to each transcription.  Then the transcriptions are assigned a two-lettered category according to context.  Therefore, while the categories may change, the number will not.   Many transcriptions may begin as  fragments, each of which is numbered.  When one fragment is added to another fragment to complete a transcription, it is called a “join”.  A transcription with one or more joins is noted as follows:  KN Fh 371 + 5448 or KN Fh 361 + 9069 + 9096 +.  Note that the plus sign at the end of a number indicates that the transcription is missing one or more fragments.  In the list of decipherments, however, a tablet with one or more joins will simply be noted with the first (main) number followed by a “+”.

Categorical Index | Numerical Index |
Inscribed Stirrup Jars (ISJs) | Seals |
Controversial Inscriptions |


CATEGORICAL INDEX

Bernstorff (BE), Germany

Corrected from my earlier, respective categorizations of RUngholt Zg 2 and 1.

Khania (KH)

Knossos (KN)

Mycenae (MY) (pron. Mee-kenai)

Olympia (OL)

  • OL Zh 1 > the Kafkania pebble

Psykhro (PSY)

  • PSY 1 > a bi-script, tomb marker from Psykhro, Crete

Pylos (PY) (pron.  Pee-los)


NUMERICAL INDEX

Bernstorff (BE), Germany

Corrected from my earlier, respective categorizations of RUngholt Zg 2 and 1.

Khania (KH)

Knossos

Mycenae (MY) (pron. Mee-kenai)

Olympia (OL)

Psychros (PSY)

  • PSY 1 > a bi-script, tomb marker from Psychro, Crete

Pylos (PY) (pron.  Pee-los)


INSCRIBED STIRRUP JARS (ISJs)

ISJs are typically designated with a small /v/ after the location abbreviation.


SEALS


CONTROVERSIAL INSCRIPTIONS

  • BE Zg 1 > a two-sided amber talisman
  • BE Zg 2 > an amber talisman
  • OL Zh 1 > the Kafkania pebble
  • PSY 1 > a bi-script, tomb marker from Psychro, Crete

 

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