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Reading in transliteration:
Reading in original script: Ś6 sA22 s

Object: BG·5 Bergamo (beaker)
(Inscriptions: BG·5.1, BG·5.2)
Position: wall
Orientation: 180°
Direction of writing: sinistroverse
Script: unknown
Letter height: 1.5 cm0.591 in <br />
Number of letters: 2
Number of words: 1
Number of lines: 1
Workmanship: scratched after firing
Condition: complete

Archaeological culture: unknown [from object]
Date of inscription: 4th century BC [from object]

Type: unknown
Language: unknown
Meaning: unknown

Alternative sigla: Morandi 2004: 215

Sources: Morandi 2004: 659 no. 215



First published Poggiani Keller 2001: 388.

Images in Poggiani Keller 2001: 410, fig. 16.4 (drawing), Morandi 2004: 667, fig. 26.215 (drawing), Casini & Motta 2018: 117, fig. 1-a (photo and drawing).

Morandi segments the group of scratches into inverted alpha and san written in ligature, as shown in his drawing; the drawing in Casini & Motta shows an additional little scratch in between which might serve as a forshortened first hasta of san. In any case, the reading is highly doubtful; the status of the incision as language-encoding writing must be considered uncertain.

Corinna Salomon


Casini & Motta 2018 Stefania Casini, Filippo Motta, "Iscrizioni vascolari celtiche a Bergamo", Notizie Archeologiche Bergomensi 26 (2018), 115–128.