Cherchell Neopunic inscriptions

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The Cherchell Neopunic inscriptions are two Neopunic inscriptions on marble discovered in 1875 and 1882 in Cherchell in French Algeria. They are currently in the Louvre, known as AO 1028 and AO 5294.[1]

The Micipsa inscription at the Louvre.

Both were acquired by the Louvre from Achille Schmitter, collector of customs in Cherchell, with assistance from Antoine Héron de Villefosse.[2][3]

The second stele mentions Micipsa, son of Masinissa, and is dated to 118 BCE.[4]

A prior Neopunic inscription was discovered in Cherchell in 1847, published in 1859, on a copper alloy cymbal.[5]

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