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Reading in transliteration: pau
Reading in original script: U sA3 sP s

Object: BG·37 Verdello (plate)
Position: bottom, outside
Direction of writing: sinistroverse
Script: North Italic script (Lepontic alphabet)
Letter height: 2 cm0.787 in <br />
Number of letters: 3
Number of words: 1
Number of lines: 1
Workmanship: scratched after firing
Condition: complete

Archaeological culture: La Tène D 2 [from object]
Date of inscription: 1st century BC [from object]

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

Alternative sigla: Morandi 2004: 294

Sources: Morandi 2004: 715 no. 294


First published in Morandi 2003: 133 f., no. 15.

Images in Poggiani Keller 2003b: 101, fig. 2.1 (drawing), Morandi 2003: 133 (drawing) and fig. 19 (photo).

Incised on the bottom of the plate; see the object page for additional, unrelated marks. Morandi 2004 gives the average height as 2 cm, but alpha is much larger than pi. Upsilon appears to be disturbed by some additional scratches, but Morandi does not qualify his reading. Possibly an abbreviated personal name, as suggested by Morandi, though comparanda with a suitable base are sparse (see the word page); <au> may be a Latinised spelling (cf. BG·29).

Corinna Salomon