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Reading in transliteration: mus
Reading in original script: M6 dU dS6 d

Object: TI·53 Giubiasco (pot)
Position: outside, rim
Direction of writing: dextroverse
Script: prob. Latin script
Letter height: 0.6 cm0.236 in <br />
Number of letters: 3
Number of words: 1
Number of lines: 1
Workmanship: scratched after firing
Condition: complete

Archaeological culture: Augustan [from object]
Date of inscription: late 1st c. BC–early 1st c. AD [from object]

Type: unknown
Language: perhaps Celtic
Meaning: abbreviation (?)

Alternative sigla: none

Sources: Pernet et al. 2006: 230



First published in Pernet et al. 2006: 231. Examined for LexLep on 20th July 2021.

Images in Ulrich 1914 II: Taf. LXXXVIa.11 (photo), Pernet et al. 2006: 235, fig. 6.42 = pl. sub 421.5 (drawing).

Inscribed on the flat outside rim of the beaker (length 2.8 cm). The alphabet could be Lepontic with Latinised mu as well as straight-up Latin; considering the late dating and atypical object, the latter is maybe more likely (cf. Pernet et al., who count the inscription among the Latin ones). The sequence is probably an abbreviation of a personal name; a potential comparandum musu is attested in the Cisalpine Celtic corpus, but the underlying name is not necessarily Celtic.

Corinna Salomon