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Reading in transliteration: piuo
Reading in original script: O8 sU sI sP s

Object: BG·49 Caravaggio (pot)
Position: foot, outside
Direction of writing: sinistroverse
Script: North Italic script (Lepontic alphabet)
Letter height: 3–4 cm1.181 in <br />1.575 in <br />
Number of letters: 4
Number of words: 1
Number of lines: 1
Workmanship: scratched after firing
Condition: complete

Archaeological culture: La Tène D 1 [from object]
Date of inscription: late 2nd–early 1st c. BC [from object]

Type: unknown
Language: Celtic
Meaning: 'Piuo'

Alternative sigla: none

Sources: De Marinis & Motta 2007: 135 f.


First published in De Marinis & Motta 2007: 135 f.

Image in De Marinis & Motta 2007: 154, fig. 1.1 (drawing).

Inscribed in large, neat letters on the foot of the vessel; the reading is unambiguous. piuo is a personal name in the nominative; see the word page for details.

Corinna Salomon


De Marinis & Motta 2007 Raffaele C. de Marinis, Filippo Motta, "Iscrizioni del II e I secolo a.C. dal territorio insubre e cenomane", in: Francesca Moradini, Marina Volonté (eds), Contributi di archeologia in memoria di Mario Mirabella Roberti. Cavriana 15–16 ottobre 2005 [= Annali Benacensi 13–14], Brescia: 2007, 135–160.