|Reading in transliteration:||]osik[ / ]?uka[|
|Reading in original script:||][|
|Object:||TI·35 Ponte Capriasca (stela)|
|Frame:||?? (left: unknown, middle: all, right: unknown)|
|Direction of writing:||sinistroverse|
|Script:||North Italic script (Lepontic alphabet)|
|Number of letters:||7|
|Number of words:||2|
|Number of lines:||2|
|Archaeological culture:||La Tène B, La Tène C|
|Date of inscription:||4th–mid-2nd c. BC|
|Alternative sigla:||Solinas 1995: 20 bis|
Motta 2000: 9
Morandi 2004: 33
|Sources:||Morandi 2004: 539 no. 33|
Stela fragment TI·35 Ponte Capriasca (photograph by C. Reguzzi)
First published in Tibiletti Bruno 1978: 139 f.
Image in Motta 2000: 204, fig. 8 (photo).
The fragment preserves parts of two lines, each written inside frame lines. According to Piana Agostinetti 2004: 156, the inscriptions ran from the bottom toward the top (cf. TI·36.1/TI·36.2); differently Morandi 2004, who assumes that they were horizontal (why?). Reading of the letters according to Tibiletti Bruno, who considers both lines to be complete on top – is the trace after kappa in line 1 the neck of the anthropomorphic frame? In that case, the stela could be classified as type C according to the typology of De Marinis & Motta 1991: 206 – thus Motta 2000: 204, although he, like Morandi 2004, considers both lines to be incomplete also on top (]osik[ / ]iuka[). Morandi observes that an additional vertical line disturbs alpha in line 2 (]osik?[ / ]?iukạị[), possibly iota to form a feminine dative ending.
|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.|