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Reading in transliteration: sekezoṣ
Reading in original script: S2 sO sZ dE sK4 sE sS2 d

Object: CO·59 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 2
Morandi 2004: 191

Sources: Morandi 2004: 644 f. no. 191



First published in Motta 2000: 207 f., no. 13.2.

Images in Motta 2000: 207, fig. 11 (drawing), Morandi 2004: 647, fig. 23.191 (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·58, 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). The letters are only slightly damaged; final sigma is damaged in the upper area and may be S d. Morandi mentions a frame, which is in neither of the drawings.

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

Corinna Salomon