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Reading in transliteration: pe
Reading in original script: E sP s
Variant reading: le
E sL2 s

Object: BG·39 Verdello (pot)
Position: outside, wall
Direction of writing: sinistroverse
Script: North Italic script (Lepontic alphabet)
Letter height: 2.5 cm0.984 in <br />
Number of letters: 2
Number of words: 1
Number of lines: 1
Workmanship: scratched into leather-hard clay
Condition: complete

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

Type: mark of manufacturer
Language: perhaps Celtic
Meaning: abbreviation (?)

Alternative sigla: Morandi 2004: 296

Sources: Morandi 2004: 715 no. 296


First published in Morandi 2003: 134, no. 17.

Images in Poggiani Keller 2003b: 103, fig. 4.5 (drawing), Morandi 2003: 134, fig. 21 (photo) and 135 (drawing).

Incised before firing in large letters on the side of the vessel; most probably a pottery mark (cf. Morandi 2007: 301, no. 32), but see the word page on the frequent attestations of the sequence pe in the area of Bergamo. le is unlikely, but cannot be excluded.

Corinna Salomon