La scritta "Roma" piu antica trovata su una spada del quarto secolo avanti Cristo -Foto
The "Sword of San Vittore" was excavated in 2003 by Dante Sacco, and is dated partly on the style of the Macedonian stars decorating it. The inscription reads:
TREBIOS C.F. POMPONIOS ME FECET ROMAI
Trebius Pomponius son of Gaius made me in Rome
Sacco will publish the inscription in R.E.L. 90-2012 as linguistically the oldest form of the name of Rome.