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Reading in transliteration: ]oi
Reading in original script: I sO3 s[
Variant reading: po[
P dO3 d[

Object: BG·47 Bergamo (pot)
Position: neck, shoulder, outside
Direction of writing: ambiguous
Script: unknown
Letter height: 2 cm0.787 in <br />
Number of letters: 2
Number of lines: 1
Workmanship: scratched after firing
Condition: fragmentary

Archaeological culture: unknown [from object]
Date of inscription: (late) 1st century BC [from object]

Type: unknown
Language: unknown
Meaning: unknown

Alternative sigla: none

Sources: Casini & Motta 2018: 126 no. 13


First published in Casini & Motta 2018: 126, no. 13.

Images in Casini & Motta 2018: 125, fig. 5.13 (photo and drawing).

On the right side of the fragment, the remains of two deeply incised characters: omicron and, to its left, iota or possibly pi, if a faint scratch is intentional. In the latter case, the inscription can be determined to be dextroverse; otherwise, the direction is ambiguous. Both final -oi and initial po- make plausible remains of a Celtic inscription, but the status of the scratching as a language-encoding inscription is not entirely certain. (Casini & Motta 2018: 126)

Corinna Salomon


Casini & Motta 2018 Stefania Casini, Filippo Motta, "Iscrizioni vascolari celtiche a Bergamo", Notizie Archeologiche Bergomensi 26 (2018), 115–128.