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Reading in transliteration: kat
Reading in original script: T sA4 sK s

Object: BG·11 Bergamo (cup)
Position: outside, wall
Direction of writing: sinistroverse
Script: North Italic script (Lepontic alphabet)
Number of letters: 3
Number of words: 1
Number of lines: 1
Workmanship: scratched
Condition: complete

Archaeological culture: unknown [from object]
Date of inscription: unknown [from object]

Type: unknown
Language: perhaps Celtic
Meaning: abbreviation (?)

Alternative sigla: Morandi 2004: 221

Sources: Morandi 2004: 662 f. no. 221



First published in Morandi 2004: 662 f., no. 221.

Image in Morandi 2004: 667, fig. 26.221 (drawing).

Inscribed near the foot. Alpha in Morandi's drawing has a curious shape with a short right hasta; Morandi's remark that the inscription can be dated to no earlier than the 4th–3rd century indicates that he takes it for an alpha with two hastae, but open at the bottom, as displayed above (rather than younger upright A d inclined and turned against writing direction). Probably an abbreviation of a personal name; see kat.

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