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Reading in transliteration: seuuonis
Reading in original script: S6 dE7 dU dU dO6 dN6 dI dS6 d

Object: MI·15 Parabiago (pitcher)
Position: shoulder, outside
Direction of writing: dextroverse
Script: Latin script
Letter height: 0.8–1.5 cm0.315 in <br />0.591 in <br />
Number of letters: 7–8
Number of words: 1
Number of lines: 1
Workmanship: scratched after firing
Condition: complete

Archaeological culture: La Tène D 2, Augustan, Tiberian [from object]
Date of inscription: second half of 1st c. BC–early 1st c. AD [from object]

Type: prob. mark of possessor
Language: Latin
Meaning: 'of Seuuō'

Alternative sigla: Morandi 2004: 282

Sources: Morandi 2004: 709 no. 282



First published in Volonté 1993b: 42. Examined for LexLep on 25th January 2022.

Image in Volonté 1993: tav. VIII.2 (photo).

Inscribed in neat and hardly damaged letters on the shoulder of the olpe (length 7 cm), dextroverse and in Latin script; the letters are traced with white paint. Volonté reads S IIVVONIS, an accurate representation of the characters. Morandi's reading semonis, in which the two verticals after initial sigma are taken as cursive Latin epsilon E7 d, is more plausible linguistically, but his suggestion that the two chevrons in the middle, which do not touch, represent inverted mu M7 d (cf. only Camunoid BS·3.2) is hard to accept. In any case, seuuonis finds better Celtic comparanda than semonis (see the word page). The form appears to be a Latin genitive of a Latinised seuu̯ō (← Celtic seuu̯ū).

Corinna Salomon