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Reading in transliteration: ateratos
Reading in original script: S sO8 sT sA3 sR sE2 sT sA3 s

Object: TI·21 Locarno (bottle)
Position: shoulder, outside
Direction of writing: sinistroverse
Script: North Italic script (Lepontic alphabet)
Letter height: 1.2–1.6 cm0.472 in <br />0.63 in <br />
Number of letters: 8
Number of words: 1
Number of lines: 1
Workmanship: scratched after firing
Condition: complete

Archaeological culture: La Tène D [from object]
Date of inscription: late 2nd–1st c. BC [from object]

Type: unknown
Language: Celtic
Meaning: 'Ateratos'

Alternative sigla: Tibiletti Bruno 1981: 4
Solinas 1995: 26
Motta 2000: 27
Morandi 2004: 21

Sources: Morandi 2004: 530 f. no. 21



First published in Tibiletti Bruno 1966: 21–24. Examined for LexLep on 17th October 2023.

Images in Tibiletti Bruno 1966: 22 (photo) and 23 (drawing), Stöckli 1975: 179, Taf. 41 (drawing), Morandi 1999: 168 (drawing), Motta 2000: 215, fig. 24 (photo = Morandi 2004: 783, tav. VI.21).

Inscribed along a decorative painted circle close to the neck of the bottle (length 5 cm); well legible. One of the hastae of the second T s is prolonged on top, a slip of the tool. ateratos is a masculine personal name in the nominative (Tibiletti Bruno 1966: 21–24); see the word page for details.

See also Morandi 1999: 167 f., no. 11.

Corinna Salomon