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Reading in transliteration: plios
Reading in original script: S sO8 sI sL sP s

Object: MI·26 Milano (beaker)
Position: outside, wall
Orientation: 180°
Direction of writing: sinistroverse
Script: North Italic script (Lepontic alphabet)
Number of letters: 5
Number of words: 1
Number of lines: 1
Workmanship: scratched after firing
Condition: complete

Archaeological culture: La Tène B [from object]
Date of inscription: 375–250 BC [from object]

Type: unknown
Language: Celtic
Meaning: 'Plios'

Alternative sigla: none

Sources: Consonni et al. 2021: 33–35


First published in Consonni et al. 2021: 33–35. Examined for LexLep on 26th April 2022.

Image in Consonni et al. 2021: 36, fig. 26.4 (drawing).

Inscribed upside-down in neat letters on the wall of the beaker. The entirely undamaged inscription reads plios, a personal name in the nominative which is also attested at Como (see the word page).

Corinna Salomon


Consonni et al. 2021 Delfina Consonni, Anna Maria Fedeli, Antonella Ranaldi, Francesca Roncoroni, "Contributi allo studio di Milano in età protostorica e romana nell'area dell'anfiteatro. Prime notizie degli scavi in corso (2019–2020)", Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità n.s. 1, Vol. 1 (2021), 3–46.