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Reading in transliteration: b ?ọb
Reading in original script: B d ?O dB d

Object: VA·25 Arsago Seprio (pitcher)
Position: shoulder, outside
Direction of writing: dextroverse
Script: perh. Latin script
Letter height: 1.3–3 cm0.512 in <br />1.181 in <br />
Number of letters: 4
Number of words: 2
Number of lines: 1
Workmanship: scratched
Condition: complete

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

Type: unknown
Language: unknown
Meaning: unknown

Alternative sigla: Morandi 2004: 125

Sources: Morandi 2004: 606 no. 125



Images in Morandi 2004: tav. XX.125 (photos). Examined for LexLep on 30th April 2022.

Inscribed in two places on the shoulder of the pitcher, with a single beta followed by the sequence ?ob (length 3.5 cm) at a distance of 5.7 cm. In the three-letter sequence, the first letter L2 s (?) is read as retrograde and inverted lambda by Morandi, who interprets lob as an abbreviation of a personal name. The circle of omicron seems clear, but in both letters additional scratches of uncertain relevance make the reading uncertain. Beta indicates the Latin alphabet, but both parts of the inscription and their relation to each other are unclear; possibly pseudo-script.

Corinna Salomon