Carved Stone
Leadad
90 to 110 AD
Millau, Larzac
France
Musèe de Millau
 

The Larzac tablet, constructed of lead, a dark, heavy, yet easily malleable material, has an inscription of 160 words in ancient Gaulish.  The inscription has little decoration with only a simple fanciful script.

The tablet was broken, most likely before its burial, into two halves.  The inscription describes two groups of rival women endowed with magic.  The tablet explains that one group attempted to harm the other with magic and as a result the affected group consulted wise women to "neutralize the evil charm." The stone as found in tomb 71 among 114 other tombs and could possibly be a marker to ward off the evil of the oppossing group to the dead (Ellis, The Druids).

 

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