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Reading in transliteration: unknown
Reading in original script: ]P dZ dI dI dT d[

Object: BG·14 Bergamo (pot)
Position: shoulder, outside
Direction of writing: unknown
Script: unknown
Number of letters: 4
Workmanship: scratched after firing
Condition: fragmentary

Archaeological culture: unknown [from object]
Date of inscription: 5th–3th century BC [from object]

Type: unknown
Language: unknown
Meaning: unknown

Alternative sigla: none

Sources: Morandi 2004: 660 f.



First published in Morandi 2004: 660 f. (no number).

Images in Morandi 2004: 656, fig. 25 (drawing) and tav. XXVII a (photo), Casini & Motta 2018: 123, fig. 4.8 (photo and drawing).

Incised before firing according to Morandi, but after firing according to Casini & Motta 2018: 122, no. 8. The P d-shape is more deeply incised than the other lines; the oblique scratch of Z d is doubtful. The two vertical scratches are shortish and seem grouped together. A few other fine lines are visible (see the drawing in Casini & Motta). Morandi interprets the sequence as an indication of the vessel's measurement. Casini & Motta suggest that P d and Z d could be letters or marks referring to the content of the vessel and I dI dT d a measurement, but the latter sequence does not make a number in any system. Possibly non- or pseudo-script.

Corinna Salomon


Casini & Motta 2018 Stefania Casini, Filippo Motta, "Iscrizioni vascolari celtiche a Bergamo", Notizie Archeologiche Bergomensi 26 (2018), 115–128.