|Reading in transliteration:||]uikalai|
|Reading in original script:||[|
|Object:||TI·54 Dino ()The following coordinate was not recognized: N, E.The following coordinate was not recognized: N, E.|
|Frame:||? (left: waisted head, middle: top and bottom, right: unknown)|
|Direction of writing:||sinistroverse|
|Script:||North Italic script (Lepontic alphabet)|
|Letter height:||4.5–6 cm1.772 in <br />2.362 in <br />|
|Number of letters:||7|
|Number of words:||1|
|Number of lines:||1|
|Archaeological culture:||La Tène B, La Tène C|
|Date of inscription:||4th–mid-2nd c. BC|
|Meaning:||'for ... daughter of Uikos'|
|Sources:||Dell'Era 2018: 152–155|
First published in Dell'Era 2018.
Images in Dell'Era 2018: 153, fig. 1 (photo) and fig. 2 (drawing).
The fragment preserves the last word of an inscription written from the bottom toward the top between frame lines (length of the remains ca. 27 cm); the frame ends in a stylised neck and head on top. The lines are about 0.5 cm broad; the letters are well legible. The breaking edge before upsilon crosses the line diagonally, so that it is hard to judge whether a letter was written before it; Dell'Era points out that the distance between the break and upsilon, with 3.5 cm, is wider than the widest distance between the other letters (2.5 cm), and gives a reading with a space before upsilon. No traces of a word separator are visible. In any case, the sequence is likely to represent a complete word, as compound names are not common on the Ticino stelae. The text can be identified a a funerary inscription containing the name of the deceased in the dative, with only the patronym left (and possibly pala, if written between individual name and patronym as in TI·27.1).
|Dell'Era 2018||Romeo Dell'Era, "Una stele con iscrizione celtica individuata a Dino (Lugano, Canton Ticino)", Quaderni Ticinesi di Numismatica e Antichità Classiche 47 (2018), 151–157.|
|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.|