Source of the “Trident” Red Herring? (RRC 12/1)

I’m guessing the drawings on Carelli’s plates are just plain inaccurate and this fragment doesn’t exist at least not as shown, and thus we’ve all been led astray.

Capture.JPG“Dalle tavole del Carelli (XL, 2), non dall’originale che non si sa dove stia. Il Mommsen cita negli Annexes p. 330 questo bronzo fra quei che portano per tipo al dritto due polli e al riverso due creduti tridenti e due delfini, ma sbaglia anche perchè lo strumento che è al riverso è un vero tridente sempre così effigiato sui quadrilateri come lo è uesto.” – Garruccii p. 11

“From the plates of Carelli (XL, 2), not from the original that one does not know where it is. Mommsen cites in the Annexes p. 330 this bronze among those who carry two chickens and two dolphins on the obverse, but also wrong because the instrument that is on its back is a real trident always so portrayed on the quadrilaterals as it is.”

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