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Reading in transliteration: tou
Reading in original script: U sO2 sT s

Object: BG·8 Bergamo (bowl)
Position: foot, inside
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
Condition: complete

Archaeological culture: La Tène D 2 [from object]
Date of inscription:

Type: unknown
Language: prob. Celtic
Meaning: abbreviation (?)

Alternative sigla: Solinas 1995: 34 b
Morandi 2004: 218

Sources: Morandi 2004: 661 no. 218



First published in Solinas 1995: 334, no. 34 b.

Image in Morandi 2004: 667, fig. 26.218 (drawing).

Morandi observes that the application of the inscription on the inside of the bowl indicates that the bowl was thereby removed from practical everyday use. Possibly an abbreviation of a word or name containing the morpheme tou̯t-. Morandi suggests lexical tou̯tā 'people' marking the bowl as public property; an abbreviation of a personal name in tou̯t- is at least equally likely (cf. Morandi 2007: 304, no. 39).

Corinna Salomon