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Reading in transliteration: ]ṇẹṛịọ?ọ[
Reading in original script: ]O sI sO sI sR sE sN s[
Variant reading: nẹriọṣ (Solinas)

Object: CO·55 Prestino (bowl)
Position: inside
Direction of writing: sinistroverse
Script: North Italic script
Number of letters: 7
Number of words: 1
Number of lines: 1
Workmanship: scratched after firing
Condition: damaged, fragmentary

Archaeological culture: Golasecca III A 1, Golasecca III A 2 [from object]
Date of inscription: 5th / 4th century BC [from object]

Type: unknown
Language: prob. Lepontic
Syntactic analysis: unknown
Meaning: unknown

Alternative sigla: Solinas 1995: 72
Morandi 2004: 187

Sources: Morandi 2004: 643 & 642 (fig. 22.187) & 802 (pl. XXV.187)
Morandi 1999: 181-182
Solinas 1995: 347



The reading is problematic due to the fragmentary state of the inscription. There are several possibilities (n/m, e/a, s/i, Morandi 1999: p. 182).
It can be reconstructed to the stage of development of the archaic gen. sg. ending -oi̯so: -oio cf. Morandi 1999: pp. 181-182, fn. 30, Pl. XV, 4, Gambari & Colonna 1986: p. 163, n. 10


Gambari & Colonna 1988 Filippo Maria Gambari, Giovanni Colonna, "Il bicchiere con iscrizione arcaica da Castelletto Ticino e l'adozione della scrittura nell'Italia nord-occidentale", Studi Etruschi 54 (1986 [1988]), 119–164.