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Reading in transliteration: ]ẹḳẹẓos
Reading in original script: S2 sO sZ dE sK4 sE s[

Object: CO·58 Prestino (bowl)
Position: foot, outside
Direction of writing: sinistroverse
Script: North Italic script (Lepontic alphabet)
Number of letters: 7
Number of words: 1
Number of lines: 1
Workmanship: scratched into leather-hard clay
Condition: damaged

Archaeological culture: Golasecca III A 2 [from object]
Date of inscription: second half of 5th c. BC [from object]

Type: mark of manufacturer
Language: Celtic
Meaning: 'Sekezos'

Alternative sigla: Motta 2000: 13 3
Morandi 2004: 190

Sources: Morandi 2004: 644 no. 190



First published in Motta 2000: 207 f., no. 13.3.

Images in Motta 2000: 208, fig. 12 (drawing), Morandi 2004: 647, fig. 23.190 (drawing).

Inscribed before the firing across the foot of the bowl, which, in combination with the repeated attestation at the same find spot (see CO·57, CO·59, CO·60), makes a manufacturer's signature likely (thus Morandi; cf. the plioiso-group), though the execution is not identical in the four inscriptions (forms of sigma and kappa, direction of the bars of zeta, frame). Initial sigma is missing, but can be inferred from comparison with the other three inscriptions; all letters but the last two are missing their upper parts. The inscription is rather less neat than CO·57, especially final sigma, which features an odd additional scratch at the bottom.

The sequence sekezos is an o-stem personal name in the nominative; see CO·57 on the reading of zeta.

Corinna Salomon