TI·1

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Inscription
Reading in transliteration: mχme
Reading in original script: M8 dΧ3 dM7 dE8 d
Variant reading: § (letter-like decoration)

Object: TI·1 Gudo (beaker)
Position: outside
Orientation:
Direction of writing: dextroverse
Script: unknown
Number of letters: 4
Number of words: 1
Number of lines: 1
Workmanship: scratched after firing
Condition: complete

Archaeological culture: Golasecca II B [from object]
Date of inscription: beginning of 5th century BC [from object]

Type: unknown
Language: perhaps Lepontic
Syntactic analysis: unknown
Meaning: unknown

Alternative sigla: Solinas 1995: 17
Motta 2000: 16
Morandi 2004: 2

Sources: Morandi 2004: 520 & 525 (fig. 8.2)
Motta 2000: 209
Solinas 1994: 326-327

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Commentary

Epsilon with four strokes is well attested between the Valtellina and the Val Camonica; in Lepontic area it is attested in the coin legend NM·6 seχeθu (Morandi 1999: 154, see also fn. 11 (inscription in Castaneda (?)). Regarding the "zig-zag" cf. NO·1 and Morandi 1999: 153-154, fn. 12.

Bibliography

De Marinis 1981 Raffaele Carlo De Marinis, "Il Periodo Golasecca III A in Lombardia", in: Marco Tizzoni, "La cultura del tardo La Tène in Lombardia", Studi Archeologici 1 (1981), 5–39, 41 ff..