|Reading in transliteration:||to|
|Reading in original script:|
|Object:||BG·40 Caravaggio (bowl)|
|Direction of writing:||ambiguous|
|Script:||North Italic script|
|Letter height:||2–3 cm0.787 in <br />1.181 in <br />|
|Number of letters:||2|
|Number of words:||1|
|Number of lines:||1|
|Workmanship:||scratched after firing|
|Archaeological culture:||La Tène D [from object]|
|Date of inscription:||1st century BC [from object]|
|Alternative sigla:||Solinas 1995: 35|
|Sources:||Solinas 1995: 334 no. 35|
First published in Castelfranco 1886: 239. Examined for LexLep on 27th April 2022.
Images in Tizzoni 1984: tav. III g (drawing), Frontini 1985: tav. 7.9 (drawing) and Olcese 1998: 331, tav. VII.8 (drawing).
Inscribed on the bottom of the bowl just above the foot (length 3.8 cm). The letters are mirror-symmetrical both horizontally and vertically, but the orientation seems to be inverted judging by the scratches (upside-down application being fairly common for short graffiti from the Bergamo area). The writing direction cannot be determined. Tibiletti Bruno 1984: 120 also considers a reading according to the Latin alphabet (<xo>/<ox>) or a North Italic reading , ultimately preferring ot because is larger than . Possibly an abbreviation of a personal name, as suggested by Tibiletti Bruno, who assumes that it is the name of the bowl's owner.
|Castelfranco 1886||[Pompeo] Castelfranco, "Liguri-Galli e Galli-Romani della Transpadana", Bullettino di Paletnologia Italiana 12 (1886), 194–212, 228–257.|
|Frontini 1985||Patrizia Frontini, La ceramica a vernice nera nei contesti tombali della Lombardia [= Archeologia dell'Italia Settentrionale 3], Como: 1985.|