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Reading in transliteration: toutoris
Reading in original script: T dO2 dU dT dO2 dR dI dS2 d

Object: VR·26 Verona (vase)
Position: shoulder, outside
Direction of writing: dextroverse
Script: North Italic script
Letter height: 2–1.5 cm0.787 in <br />0.591 in <br />
Number of letters: 8
Number of words: 1
Number of lines: 1
Workmanship: scratched after firing
Condition: complete

Archaeological culture: La Tène D [from object]
Date of inscription: 150–50 BC [from object]

Type: prob. mark of possessor
Language: Cisalpine Gaulish
Syntactic analysis: NP
Meaning: 'Toutoriχs'

Alternative sigla: none

Sources: Marchesini & Stifter 2018: 153 (no. 3)


First published in Solinas 2016: 376 (no. 3).

Images in Solinas 2016: tav. LV b; Marchesini & Stifter 2018: fig. 4.5.3 (photo and drawing).

Length of inscription 10 cm. Omicron is full-height in both instances, probably due to influence from Latin writing (Marchesini & Stifter 2018: 145). The angles of final sigma are not very pronounced, but the reading is supported by the straight-forward interpretation of the sequence as an individual name in the nominative.

The vase was found in the grave of a foetus; it is not clear whether the name is that of the buried child, inscribed on a piece of burial equipment, or the name of the vase's original owner.

Corinna Salomon