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Reading in transliteration: ak
Reading in original script: A2 dK4 d

Object: MI·9 Milano (bowl)
Position: foot, outside
Direction of writing: dextroverse
Script: North Italic script (Lepontic alphabet)
Number of letters: 2
Number of words: 1
Number of lines: 1
Workmanship: scratched
Condition: complete

Archaeological culture: unknown [from object]
Date of inscription: 2nd c. BC [from object]

Type: unknown
Language: perhaps Celtic
Meaning: abbreviation (?)

Alternative sigla: Solinas 1995: 101
Morandi 2004: 139

Sources: Morandi 2004: 614 f. no. 139


First published in Molinari 1974: 74.

Image in Frontini 1985: tav. 28.2 (drawing).

Two letters inscribed on the foot of the fragmentary patera. Both appear to be undamaged; the upper bar of kappa is quite short. Possibly an abbreviation of a personal name (thus Morandi).

Corinna Salomon


Frontini 1985 Patrizia Frontini, La ceramica a vernice nera nei contesti tombali della Lombardia [= Archeologia dell'Italia Settentrionale 3], Como: 1985.