|Reading in transliteration:||]uikalai|
|Reading in original script:||[|
|Object:||TI·54 Dino (stela)|
|Direction of writing:||sinistroverse|
|Script:||North Italic script (Lepontic alphabet)|
|Letter height:||4.5–6 cm1.772 in <br />2.362 in <br />|
|Number of letters:||7|
|Number of words:||1|
|Number of lines:||1|
|Archaeological culture:||unknown [from object]|
|Date of inscription:||unknown [from object]|
|Meaning:||'to the daughter of Uikos'|
|Sources:||Dell'Era 2018: 152–155|
First published in Dell'Era 2018.
Images in Dell'Era 2018: 153, fig. 1 (photo) and fig. 2 (drawing).
Written from bottom to top on the fragmentary stela; length of the remains ca. 27 cm. The lines are about 0.5 cm broad, and the letters are well legible. The breaking edge before upsilon crosses the line diagonally, so that it is hard to judge whether a letter was written before it; Dell'Era points out that the distance between the break and upsilon, with 3.5 cm, is wider than the widest distance between the other letters (2.5 cm), and gives a reading with a space before upsilon. No traces of a word separator are visible. In any case, the sequence is likely to represent a complete word, as compound names are not common in Lepontic. The text can be identified a a funerary inscription containing the name of the deceased in the dative, with only the patronym left.
|Dell'Era 2018||Romeo Dell'Era, "Una stele con iscrizione celtica individuata a Dino (Lugano, Canton Ticino)", Quaderni Ticinesi di Numismatica e Antichità Classiche 47 (2018), 151–157.|