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Reading in transliteration: ilauki
Reading in original script: I dL dA dU dK dI d

Object: VA·21 Arsago Seprio (bowl)
Position: bottom, outside
Orientation: 180°
Direction of writing: dextroverse
Script: North Italic script (Lepontic alphabet)
Letter height: 2.8–3.8 cm1.102 in <br />1.496 in <br />
Number of letters: 6
Number of words: 1
Number of lines: 1
Workmanship: scratched
Condition: complete

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

Type: unknown
Language: prob. Celtic
Meaning: 'of Ilauk(i)os'

Alternative sigla: Morandi 2004: 121

Sources: Morandi 2004: 604 f. no. 121



First published in Volontè Fredini 1990: 68, 72. Examined for LexLep on 30th April 2022.

Images in Veronesi 1990: tav. VIIIf (drawing), Morandi 2001: 14, no. 8 (drawing), Morandi 2004: 609, fig. 17.121 (drawing) and tav. XIX.121 (photo).

Inscribed upside-down in large letters on the bottom of the patera (length ca. 9.7 cm); the reading is clear. Final kappa and iota are located on a separate fragment, but only the upper tip of the bar of kappa is missing. ilauki can be interpreted as a masculine personal name in the genitive; it is probably Celtic, though its analysis is unclear in detail (see the word page).

Also mentioned in Solinas 1995: 384.

Corinna Salomon