|Reading in transliteration:||pit|
|Reading in original script:|
|Object:||BG·30 Verdello (bowl)|
|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 D 2 [from object]|
|Date of inscription:||second half of 1st century BC [from object]|
|Type:||prob. mark of manufacturer|
|Alternative sigla:||Morandi 2004: 287|
|Sources:||Morandi 2004: 711 f. no. 287|
First published in Morandi 2003: 126 f., no. 3.
Inscribed upside-down on the bottom of the patera near the foot; only a single crack disturbes two letters, the reading is unambiguous. A dextroverse reading lit can be excluded because of the ductus (prolonged hastae of the first and third letters) and the comparison with BG·7 and BG·28.1; upside-down inscriptions on bowls and cups are common in the Bergamo area. Probably an abbreviation of a personal name, see the word pages. An interpretation as a workman's mark is likely considering the reoccurrence of the sequence in the area of Bergamo.