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Proper name: Inscription of Banco
Reading in transliteration: ]nialui : pala
Reading in original script: A14 sL sA14 sP sseparator2 sI sU sL sA14 sI sN s[

Object: TI·33 Bedigliora (stela)
Position: front
Frame: roundtop and bottomtop and bottom?  (left: round, middle: top and bottom, right: unknown)
Direction of writing: sinistroverse
Script: North Italic script
Number of letters: 10
Number of words: 2
Number of lines: 1
Workmanship: carved
Condition: fragmentary

Archaeological culture: Golasecca III A [from object]
Date of inscription: 5th / 4th century BC [from object]

Type: funerary
Language: Lepontic
Syntactic analysis: -
Meaning: "Grave(stone) for (the son of …)"

Alternative sigla: Whatmough 1933 (PID): 273
Solinas 1995: 2
Motta 2000: 7
Morandi 2004: 31

Sources: Lejeune 1971: 82
Morandi 2004: 537
Motta 2000: 202
Solinas 1995: 320-321



Could be classified after De Marinis stele-typology as type B (although the "head" is lost, Motta 2000: 202)
Attached to the left side of the under stroke a semicircle (?) is graved (cf. Giussani 1914: 56, 59 fig. 4)


De Marinis & Motta 1991 Raffaele C. De Marinis, Filippo Motta, "Una nuova iscrizione lepontica su pietra da Mezzovico (Lugano)", Sibrium 21 (1990–1991), 201–225.
Giussani 1914 Antonio Giussani, "Le Iscrizioni Nord-Etrusche di Vergiate e di Banco", Rivista Archeologica della Provincia di Como 67-69 (1914), 47-60.