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Reading in transliteration: ]ạer[  ]saliuiui
Reading in original script: I sU sI sU sI sL sA sS2 d[   ]R sE 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: 1.3–2.1 cm0.512 in <br />0.827 in <br />
Number of letters: 11
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 & Fossati 2013: 380 (no. 4)


First published in Casini et al. 2008: 80 (no. 4).

Images in Casini et al. 2008: 87, fig. 14 (photo) and 88, fig. 18 (drawing = Casini & Fossati 2013: 389, fig. 10).

Length of remains 15 cm (alpha to iota). Damaged by large lacunae before alpha and between rho and sigma; the latter lacuna being about 24 cm long, it is not entirely certain that the two parts belong to the same inscription. The transliteration in Casini & Fossati 2013: 380 features a punct between ]saliu and iui, which is not marked in the drawing nor identifiable on the photo.

Motta in Casini et al. 2008: 95 mentions the possibility that the first three letters are the beginning of the Lepontic alphabet aev (cf. the Latin alphabetarium on CMS1 in Casini & Fossati 2013: 381, no. 16), but rho seems quite unambiguous. For ]saliu, he tentatively suggests an on-stem from a base sal- (see Delamarre 2007).


Casini & Fossati 2013 Stefania Casini, Angelo Fossati, "Incisioni rupestri e iscrizioni preromane a Carona, Val Brembana (Bergamo)", Bulletin d'Études Prehistoriques et Archéologiques Alpines 24 (2013), 377–392.
Casini et al. 2008 Stefania Casini, Angelo Fossati, Filippo Motta, "Incisioni protostoriche e iscrizioni leponzie su roccia alle sorgenti del Brembo (Val Camisana di Carona, Bergamo). Note preliminari", Notizie Archeologice Bergomensi 16 (2008), 75–101.
Delamarre 2007 Xavier Delamarre, Noms de personnes celtiques dans l'épigraphie classique. Nomina Celtica Antiqua Selecta Inscriptionum, Paris: Errance 2007.