|Reading in transliteration:||pit|
|Reading in original script:|
|Object:||BG·7 Bergamo (vase)|
|Direction of writing:||sinistroverse|
|Script:||North Italic script (Lepontic alphabet)|
|Number of letters:||3|
|Number of words:||1|
|Number of lines:||1|
|Workmanship:||scratched after firing|
|Archaeological culture:||La Tène D 2 [from object]|
|Date of inscription:||1st century BC [from object]|
|Type:||prob. mark of manufacturer|
|Alternative sigla:||Solinas 1995: 34 c|
Morandi 2004: 217
|Sources:||Morandi 2004: 661 no. 217|
First published in Solinas 1995: 334, no. 34 c.
Images in Morandi 2004: 667, fig. 26.217 (drawing), Morandi 2007: 304, fig. 305 (photo).
Undamaged and clearly legible, inscribed horizontally on the narrow part of the wall. An upside-down and dextroverse reading lit can be excluded because of the ductus (esp. of the first letter) and the comparison with BG·30 and BG·28.1; upside-down application of inscriptions is common in the Bergamo area, but only on bowls and cups (BG·30!). Probably an abbreviation of a personal name, see the word pages. An interpretation as a workman's mark is likely considering the reoccurrence of the sequence in the area of Bergamo, though the present one is, unlike the others, sinistroverse.
Solinas also describes a second inscription on the object (on the foot according to Morandi): dextroverse Roman mu, followed by a punct, Lepontic rho or Roman D, and iota ( vel sim.), booked by Morandi as a "sigla di età romana". Morandi 2007: 304, no. 38 further mentions a St. Andrew's cross on the external rim.