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Reading in transliteration: caledonos
Reading in original script: C dA22 sL3 dE7 dD dO2 dN6 dO2 dS6 d

Object: MI·17 San Giorgio su Legnano (bowl)
Position: bottom, outside
Orientation: 180°
Direction of writing: dextroverse
Script: Latin script
Letter height: 0.6 cm0.236 in <br />
Number of letters: 9
Number of words: 1
Number of lines: 1
Workmanship: scratched after firing
Condition: complete

Archaeological culture: Augustan [from object]
Date of inscription: late 1st c. BC [from object]

Type: unknown
Language: Celtic
Meaning: 'of Caledu'

Alternative sigla: none

Sources: Di Maio 1998: 106 f.



First published in Sutermeister 1956: 20–22.

Images in Sutermeister 1956: 7, tomba 2.5 (drawing), Volonté 1993b: 46, fig. 6 (drawing = Volonté 2012: 730, fig. 6.3, Di Maio 1998: 106 (photo).

Inscribed upside-down on the bottom of the patera (length ca. 6 cm) between two decorative lines which run all around the vessel. The letters are very neat and well legible; the alphabet is Latin with little to no influence from North Italic writing. The form can be identified as the genitive of the Celtic personal name caledū (thus already Volonté 2012: 728; see the word page for details).

Corinna Salomon


Di Maio 1998 Paola di Maio, Lungo il fiume. Terre e genti nell'antica valle dell'Olona, Legnano: 1998.