Trojan script

Trojan script is a series of signs of unknown origin found on vessels from Troy excavated by Heinrich Schliemann's expedition.[1] Their status is disputed.

Trojan script
Script type


A Soviet historian of antiquity Nikolay Kazansky [ru; fr] found them much similar to Linear B signs,[1] while another Soviet historian, Arkady Molchanov [ru], regarded them as "imitation of writing".[citation needed]


Inscription № 2444, if compared with Linear B (or Linear A) signs, may be read:

ku?-to-a-ro-ka-ro-ju??-?-ro-tu[citation needed]

Inscription № 2445 is illegible and seems to have partly deteriorated; several signs may be identified as fragments of Linear A or Linear B signs but not as whole signs.[citation needed]

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  • Kazansky, NN. (1984). Троянское письмо: к постановке вопроса. In Bernstein, S.B.; Gindin, L.A.; Golubtsova, E.S.; I.A.; Orel, V.E. (eds.). Античная балканистика: Карпато-балканский регион в диахронии (Предварительные материалы к международному симпозиуму) (in Russian). (Includes images of inscriptions 2444 and 2445.)
  • Zurbach, Julien (2003). "Schriftähnlihe Zeichen und Töpferzeichen in Troia". Studia Troica (in German). 13: 113–130.