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Reading in transliteration: ut
Reading in original script: U dT d
Variant reading: tu
U sT s

Object: TI·46 Giubiasco (plate)
Position: bottom, outside
Orientation: 180°
Direction of writing: ambiguous
Script: unknown
Letter height: 1.8–3.4 cm0.709 in <br />1.339 in <br />
Number of letters: 2
Number of words: 1
Number of lines: 1
Workmanship: scratched after firing
Condition: complete

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

Type: unknown
Language: unknown
Meaning: unknown

Alternative sigla: none

Sources: Pernet et al. 2006: 229



First published in Pernet et al. 2006: 229.

Image in Pernet et al. 2006: 233, fig. 6.39 = pl. sub 7.7 (drawing).

Two characters inscribed just above the rim of the foot. The reading considers the inscription upside-down, as usual on the Giubiasco bowls; dextroverse ut is preferred to tu because of the shorter right-side scratch of upsilon. Theoretically also possible, but even less useful, are dextroverse L dT d lt and upright sinistroverse T sP s pt. A Latin numeral 15 is unlikely, as it would have to be upright or sinistroverse. Cf. TI·52.

Corinna Salomon