From Lexicon Leponticum
Revision as of 23:02, 27 May 2022 by Corinna Salomon (talk | contribs)
(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)
Jump to navigationJump to search
Reading in transliteration: ?(?)??(?)????ku
Reading in original script: U3 sK s????(?)??(?)?

Object: MI·10 Milano (slab)
(Inscriptions: MI·10.1, MI·10.2, MI·10.3, MI·10.4, MI·10.5, MI·10.6, MI·10.7, MI·10.8)
Position: left-hand side
Direction of writing: unknown
Script: North Italic script
Letter height: 2 cm0.787 in <br />
Number of letters: 9
Number of lines: 1
Workmanship: carved
Condition: damaged

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

Type: unknown
Language: unknown
Meaning: unknown

Alternative sigla: Solinas 1995: 104 g
Morandi 2004: 140 g

Sources: Morandi 2004: 615–617 no. 140 g



First published in Tibiletti Bruno 1986: 106 f. Examined for LexLep (on the original and on the cast) on 26th April 2022.

Images in Tibiletti Bruno 1986: 100, fig. 1 (photo of a cast) and fig. 2 (drawing of the inscription as on the cast, hence retrograde = Solinas 1995: 365; mirrored in LexLep for easier comparison with the other images), Morandi 2004: 621, fig. 19.140a (drawing) and tav. XXI.140 a, b, c (photos), Zavaroni et al. 2014: 281, fig. 2 (drawing) and 285, fig. 3 (photo of section). The composite photos were made during the autopsy for Zavaroni et al. 2014 and were kindly provided by Alberto Zavaroni; the tracing of letters reflects the readings in that publication. Our photo is of the inscription on the cast kept by the Soprintendenza Milano.

Inscribed immediately to the left of MI·10.2, running in the same direction (toward the left as the slab is oriented today; length ca. 13 cm); the inscription's orientation and hence writing direction cannot be determined. The inscription is largely illegible, and it does not seem certain that the traces of letters between the final sigma of MI·10.2 all belong to the same inscription. Only kappa and upsilon at the end are well recognisable. Tibiletti Bruno proposes a tentative reading u[r?]ịị[?]ḳiụ ku. )rkiu is confirmed by Morandi despite heavily damaged putative rho and inverted upsilon (in relation to the final letter). Cf. a similar sequence in MI·10.2. See also Zavaroni et al. 2014: 292, no. 7 (uruθi [-]li ůlu).

Corinna Salomon