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Reading in transliteration: k / k
Reading in original script: K d / K d

Object: TI·20 Giubiasco (cup)
Position: bottom, foot, outside
Orientation: 270°
Direction of writing: ambiguous
Script: unknown
Letter height: 2.1 cm0.827 in <br />
Number of letters: 2
Number of lines: 2
Workmanship: scratched after firing
Condition: complete

Archaeological culture: La Tène D 2 [from object]
Date of inscription: 75–25 BC [from object]

Type: unknown
Language: unknown
Meaning: unknown

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.

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