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Reading in transliteration: ka
Reading in original script: K dA d

Object: VA·18 Arsago Seprio (bowl)
Position: foot, outside
Direction of writing: dextroverse
Script: North Italic script (Lepontic alphabet)
Letter height: 1 cm0.394 in <br />
Number of letters: 2
Number of words: 1
Number of lines: 1
Workmanship: scratched
Condition: complete, damaged

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

Type: unknown
Language: perhaps Celtic
Meaning: abbreviation (?)

Alternative sigla: Morandi 2004: 118

Sources: Morandi 2004: 602 no. 118



First published in Morandi 2004: 602, no. 118. Examined for LexLep on 30th April 2022.

Image in Morandi 2004: tav. XIX.124 (photo; erroneously identified as VA·24).

Inscribed on the foot of the patera (length 1.4 cm); the upper part of alpha is disturbed by a break. Possibly an abbreviation of a personal name (thus Morandi); see the word page for other attestations of the sequence ka. At the same necropolis are attested another instance of ka (VA·24) on the foot of an unglazed patera and kaio (VA·27) on the bottom of such an object, all dated to La Tène D – a workman's mark?

Corinna Salomon