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Reading in transliteration: etu
Reading in original script: E dT dU d

Object: VA·23 Arsago Seprio (unidentifiable)
Position: inside
Direction of writing: dextroverse
Script: North Italic script (Lepontic alphabet)
Letter height: 1.3–1.8 cm0.512 in <br />0.709 in <br />
Number of letters: 3
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: Celtic
Meaning: 'Etu'

Alternative sigla: Morandi 2004: 123

Sources: Morandi 2004: 605 no. 123



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

Images in Veronesi 1990: tav. XXIVc (drawing), Morandi 2004: 609, fig. 17.123 (drawing) and tav. XIX.123 (photo).

Inscribed on what was the inside of the vessel (length 3 cm). Both Volontè Fredini and Morandi read etu, while Solinas 1995: 384 (based on the drawing in Veronesi) suggests atu because the upper bar of epsilon is somewhat fainter than the other scratches and quite close to the second bar. Since the surface of the fragment does not bear any other deep scratches, etu must be preferred. The form can be analysed as a Celtic personal name (see the word page).

Corinna Salomon