Publications: Fakes

Inscriptiones Pseudocelticae. Wrong and premature ascriptions of inscriptions as Celtic

Author: David STIFTER

In: In: R. Karl, J. Leskovar and St. Moser (eds.), Interpretierte Eisenzeiten. Die erfundenen Kelten – Mythologie eines Begriffes und seine Verwendung in Archäologie, Tourismus und Esoterik, Linz 2012, 293-301.

This article continues, i.e. expands and corrects, the contribution to the proceedings of the 3rd Linzer Eisenzeitgespräche (Stifter 2009) where several inscriptions, found at sites across Austria, that had sometimes or frequently been claimed to contain Celtic ‘linguistic’ material were discussed. Two of those texts, the so-called ‘writing tablet’ from the Dürrnberg and the plate inscribed in the so-called Noric script from the Magdalensberg, are subjected to a more detailed study in the present paper. This article will present additions and new insights concerning the texts, as well as necessary corrections to the previous study.

Keywords: Gaulish, Celtic, Austria, Fakes