TI·12

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Inscription
Reading in transliteration: atilonei
Reading in original script: I sE sN sO3 sL sI sT sA s

Object: TI·12 Giubiasco (bottle)
Position: shoulder, outside
Orientation:
Direction of writing: sinistroverse
Script: North Italic script (Lepontic alphabet)
Letter height: 1.7–2.4 cm0.669 in <br />0.945 in <br />
Number of letters: 8
Number of words: 1
Number of lines: 1
Workmanship: scratched after firing
Condition: complete

Archaeological culture: La Tène D [from object]
Date of inscription: 1st century BC [from object]

Type: dedicatory
Language: Celtic
Meaning: 'to/for Atilu'

Alternative sigla: Whatmough 1933 (PID): 263
Solinas 1995: 12
Motta 2000: 19
Morandi 2004: 13

Sources: Morandi 2004: 526 f. no. 13

Images

Commentary

First published in Herbig 1906: 189, no. 3. Examined for LexLep on 20th July 2021.

Images in Herbig 1906: 189, no. 3 (drawing), Rhŷs 1913: tav. III (photo), Crivelli 1973b: tav. 8.4 (drawing), Solinas 1995: tav. LXIIb (photo), Motta 2000: 211, fig. 16b (photo), Morandi 1999: 163, no. 6 (drawing), Morandi 2004: tav. VI.13 (photo), Pernet et al. 2006: 233, fig. 6.39 = Tori et al. 2010: pl. sub 143.8? (drawing).

Inscribed on the shoulder of the bottle (length 4.6 cm). The letters are well legible, the reading is unambiguous; see Rhŷs 1913: 25, no. 3; Whatmough 1933: 79, no. 263; Crivelli 1943: 53; Lejeune 1971: 63; Tibiletti Bruno 1975b: 54; Tibiletti Bruno 1978: 143; Solinas 1995: 325, no. 12; Morandi 1999: 163, no. 6; Motta 2000: 210 f., no. 19; De Marinis & Biaggio Simona 2000: 461, no. 529; Morandi 2004; Pernet et al. 2006: 229, tab. 6.2.

The form is a Celtic personal name in the dative; see the word page for details.

Corinna Salomon

Bibliography

Crivelli 1943 Aldo Crivelli, Atlante preistorico e storico della Svizzera Italiana. Vol. 1: Dalle origini alla civiltà romana, Bellinzona: Istituto Editoriale Ticinese 1943.
Crivelli 1973b Aldo Crivelli, "Cronologia protostorica della Valpadana dal IV al I sec. a.C.", Rivista Archeologica dell'Antica Provincia e Diocesi di Como 152–155 (1970–1973), 427–474.
De Marinis & Biaggio Simona 2000 Raffaele C. De Marinis, Simonetta Biaggio Simona (eds), I leponti tra mito e realtà. Raccolta di saggi in occasione della mostra Locarno, Castello Visconteo - Casorella, 20 maggio - 3 dicembre 2000, Verbania: Armando Dadò Editore 2000.
Herbig 1906 Gustav Herbig, ""Keltoligurische" Inschriften aus Giubiasco", Anzeiger für schweizerische Altertumskunde / Indicateur d'Antiquités Suisses 7 (1905–1906), 187–205.