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Reading in transliteration: al
Reading in original script: A dL d

Object: BG·38 Verdello (cup)
Position: bottom, outside
Orientation: 180°
Direction of writing: dextroverse
Script: North Italic script (Lepontic alphabet)
Letter height: 1.8 cm0.709 in <br />
Number of letters: 2
Number of words: 1
Number of lines: 1
Workmanship: scratched after firing
Condition: complete, damaged

Archaeological culture: La Tène D 2 [from object]
Date of inscription: 1st century BC [from object]

Type: unknown
Language: perhaps Celtic
Meaning: abbreviation (?)

Alternative sigla: Morandi 2004: 295

Sources: Morandi 2004: 715 no. 295


First published in Morandi 2003: 134, no. 16.

Images in Poggiani Keller 2003b: 101, fig. 2.5 (drawing), Morandi 2003: 134, fig. 20 (photo) and 135 (drawing).

Incised upside-down on the bottom of the cup. The reading is Morandi's; Poggiani Keller's drawing includes two more scratches around alpha, but these appear to be unintentional/abrasions. Possibly an abbreviated personal name, as suggested by Morandi (see the word page).

Corinna Salomon