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Reading in transliteration: cilo
Reading in original script: C dI dL3 dO2 d

Object: BG·35 Verdello (cup)
Position: outside, wall
Direction of writing: dextroverse
Script: Latin script
Number of letters: 4
Number of words: 1
Number of lines: 1
Workmanship: scratched after firing
Condition: complete

Archaeological culture: Augustan [from object]
Date of inscription: 20–1 BC [from object]

Type: unknown
Language: prob. Latin
Meaning: 'Cilo'

Alternative sigla: Morandi 2004: 292

Sources: Morandi 2004: 714 no. 292


First published in Morandi 2003: 130, no. 11.

Images in Morandi 2003: 130, fig. 12 (photo) and 131 (drawing), Morandi 2007: 288, fig. 280.30 (drawing).

Inscribed on the wall of the cup, orientation unclear from the images. The bar of lambda is prolonged; a large scratch after omicron is judged to be irrelevant by Morandi. The form is a masculine on-stem name, but probably Latin or Venetic rather than Celtic, where no good comparanda can be found (see the word page and cf. Morandi, also 2007: 300 f., no. 31, with decreasing confidence in a Celtic interpretation). A linguistically Latin inscription BG·36.1 was found in the same grave.

Corinna Salomon