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|Reading in transliteration:||k / k|
|Reading in original script:||/|
|Object:||TI·20 Giubiasco (cup)|
|Position:||bottom, foot, outside|
|Direction of writing:||ambiguous|
|Letter height:||2.1 cm0.827 in <br />|
|Number of letters:||2|
|Number of lines:||2|
|Workmanship:||scratched after firing|
|Archaeological culture:||La Tène D 2 [from object]|
|Date of inscription:||75–25 BC [from object]|
|Alternative sigla:||Whatmough 1933 (PID): note xiii|
Solinas 1995: 16
|Sources:||Solinas 1995: 326 no. 16|
First published in Ulrich 1914 I: 535. Examined for LexLep on 18th August 2021.
Image in Ulrich 1914 II: Taf. LXXXVIa.2 (photo).
Ulrich in the table I: 535 (also II: 24 f.) lists a number of graffiti on pottery which he classifies as owner's marks. Three of the older ones were considered by Whatmough PID: 81, n. xiii to be possibly written in the Lepontic alphabet. Whatmough transliterates (i) a (?), (ii) χ (Ulrich II: Taf. LXXXVIa.1), (iii) k (Ulrich II: Taf. LXXXVIa.2); see also Solinas. Kappa, inscribed twice, once on the foot, once – in the same orientation – on the bottom close to the foot, on a black-glazed bowl is the best candidate for a Lepontic letter, but is hardly language-encoding. Possibly a factory mark.