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Disk of fired clay from the Minoan palace of Phaistos, possibly dating to the middle or late Minoan Bronze Age (second millennium B.C.). The disk is about 15 cm in diameter and covered on both sides with a spiral of stamped symbols. Its purpose and its original place of manufacture remain disputed.
There are 242 tokens on the disc, comprising 45 distinct signs. Many of these 45 signs represent easily identifiable objects, such as plants. In addition to these, there is a small diagonal line that occurs underneath the final sign in a group a total of 18 times. The disc shows traces of corrections made by the scribe in several places. The 45 symbols were numbered by Arthur Evans from 01 to 45, and this numbering has become the conventional reference used by most researchers. Some symbols have been compared with Linear A characters. Other scholars have pointed to similar resemblances with the Anatolian hieroglyphs, or with Egyptian hieroglyphs.
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