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Reading in transliteration: piraki
Reading in original script: I sK sA sR sI sP s

Object: NO·30 Dormelletto (bottle)
Position: shoulder, outside
Direction of writing: sinistroverse
Script: North Italic script (Lepontic alphabet)
Number of letters: 6
Number of words: 1
Number of lines: 1
Workmanship: scratched after firing
Condition: complete

Archaeological culture: La Tène D 1 [from object]
Date of inscription: late 2nd–early 1st c. BC [from object]

Type: prob. mark of possessor
Language: Celtic
Meaning: 'of Pirakos'

Alternative sigla: none

Sources: Spagnolo Garzoli 2009: 172


First published in Spagnolo Garzoli 2009: 149, 172.

Images in Spagnolo Garzoli 2009: 149, fig. 307.11 (drawing) and 173, fig. 347 (photo).

Inscribed in neat, even letters on the shoulder of the bottle; essentially undamaged and well legible. The sequence piraki is a personal name in the genitive, presumably that of an owner of the vessel.

Corinna Salomon