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Reading in transliteration: anio : arpatimoi : risi : riaśana : tanatani : ị[  ]ueriopoi : iknoiso : oisenu ẹḳ[  ]ẹtiun : : piuos : upị[  ]apauatos : ase : katutiniois : sionpiri
Reading in original script: I sR sI sP sN sO3 sI sS sseparator6 sS2 dI sO3 sI sN sI sT sU sT sA sK sseparator6 sE sS sA sseparator6 sS sO3 sT sA sU sA sP sA s[   ]I sP sU sseparator6 sS sO3 sU sI sP sseparator6 sseparator6 sN sU sI sT sE s[   ]K sE sspace sU sN sE sS sI sO3 sseparator6 sO3 sS sI sO3 sN sK sI sseparator6 sI sO3 sP sO3 sI sR sE sU s[   ]I sseparator6 sI sN sA sT sA sN sA sT sseparator6 sA sN sA sŚ sA sI sR sseparator6 sI sS sI sR sseparator6 sI sO3 sM4 sI sT sA sP sR sA sseparator6 sO3 sI sN sA s

Object: BG·41 Carona (rock)
(Inscriptions: BG·41.1, BG·41.2, BG·41.3, BG·41.4, BG·41.5, BG·41.6, BG·41.7, BG·41.8, BG·41.9, BG·41.10, BG·41.11, BG·41.12, BG·41.13, BG·41.14, BG·41.15, BG·41.16, BG·41.17, BG·41.18, BG·41.19, BG·41.20, BG·41.21, BG·41.22, BG·41.23, BG·41.24, BG·41.25, BG·41.26, BG·41.27, BG·41.28, BG·41.29, BG·41.30)
Position: unknown
Direction of writing: sinistroverse
Script: North Italic Script"North Italic Script" is not in the list (Greek script, Etruscan script, Latin script, North Italic script, Camunic script, none, unknown) of allowed values for the "script" property.
Letter height: 0.9–2.5 cm0.354 in <br />0.984 in <br />
Number of letters: 112
Number of words: 16
Number of lines: 1
Workmanship: carved
Condition: damaged, fragmentary

Archaeological culture: unknown [from object]
Date of inscription:

Type: unknown
Language: Celtic
Meaning: unknown

Alternative sigla: none

Sources: Casini et al. 2014: 191 (no. 27)


First published in Casini et al. 2014: 191 (no. 27).

Images in Casini et al. 2014: 188, fig. 9 (photo [anio to ek[ ]) and 189, fig. 10 (drawing).

Length 77 cm. The inscription, applied in a sigle line, is disturbed by three lacunae, each of roughly five letters. The publishers seem confident about the double separator, and put a space between oisenu and e[. S2 d in katutiniois is given as in the drawing, though we suspect that the upper bar is not relevant, and sigma has the same shape here as in the other instances in the inscription.

The text – by far the longest one in the Cisalpine Celtic corpus – is largely obscure. Two individual names can be found in the nominative piuos, which is likely to be a different stem form of the well-attested PN piuon-, and probably the genitive iknoiso; recognisable Celtic endings, apart from -oiso, are the nominative plural -oi (twice) and, arguably, -s and -i. It can not at this point be excluded that the inscription consists of a list of names like NO·21.1, the now second longest text.


Casini et al. 2014 Stefania Casini, Angelo E. Fossati, Filippo Motta, "Nuove iscrizioni in alfabeto di Lugano sul masso Camisana 1 di Carona (Bergamo)", Notizie Archeologiche Bergomensi 22 (2014), 179–203.