|Reading in transliteration:||pit[|
|Reading in original script:||[|
|Object:||BG·28 Ghisalba (bottle)|
(Inscriptions: BG·28.1, BG·28.2)
|Direction of writing:||dextroverse|
|Script:||North Italic script (Lepontic alphabet)|
|Number of letters:||3|
|Number of words:||1|
|Number of lines:||1|
|Archaeological culture:||La Tène C 2 [from object]|
|Date of inscription:||early 2nd c. BC [from object]|
|Type:||prob. mark of manufacturer|
|Alternative sigla:||Morandi 2004: 285 A|
|Sources:||Morandi 2004: 711 no. 285 A|
First published (?) in Morandi 2004: 711, no. 285 A.
Of two short sequences inscribed in divergent directions on the shoulder of the bottle, the one on the right. pit/lit is unambiguous, but followed by a damaged area from which further scratches appear to protrude. Morandi (also 2007: 303, no. 37) assumes two further letters which are impossible to identify, speculating that the last one might be upsilon ( judging by his drawing) → pitiu. The scratches in the drawing do not, however, suggest letter shapes. If pit/lit is complete, cf. pit/lit twice on ceramic vessels in the area of Bergamo – a manufacturer's mark? Probably an abbreviation of a personal name (thus also Morandi), see the word pages.