TI·8

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Inscription
Reading in transliteration: atepu
Reading in original script: U sP sE sT sA s

Object: TI·8 Giubiasco (cup)
Position: bottom, outside
Orientation: 180°
Direction of writing: sinistroverse
Script: North Italic script (Lepontic alphabet)
Letter height: 0.6–1.1 cm0.236 in <br />0.433 in <br />
Number of letters: 5
Number of words: 1
Number of lines: 1
Workmanship: scratched after firing
Condition: complete

Archaeological culture: La Tène D 2 [from object]
Date of inscription: 75–25 BC [from object]

Type: unknown
Language: Celtic
Meaning: 'Atepu'

Alternative sigla: Whatmough 1933 (PID): 259
Tibiletti Bruno 1981: 1
Solinas 1995: 7
Motta 2000: 17
Morandi 2004: 9

Sources: Morandi 2004: 523 f.

Images

Commentary

First published in Herbig 1906: 192, no. 11. Examined for LexLep on 19th July 2021.

Images in Herbig 1906: 190, no. 11 (drawing), Rhŷs 1913: tav. III (photo), Crivelli 1973b: tav. 8.1 (drawing), Solinas 1995: tav. LXIc (photo), Motta 2000: 209, fig. 13 (drawing), Morandi 2004: 525, fig. 8.9 (drawing) and tav. V.9 (photo), Pernet et al. 2006: 233, fig. 6.39 = pl. sub 442.13 (drawing).

Inscribed upside-down on the bottom close to the foot (length 1.9 cm) with small, but unambiguous letters (upsilon considerably larger and offset to the bottom): atepu (Herbig; Rhŷs 1913: 23, no. 1; Whatmough 1933: 77, no. 259; Crivelli 1943: 53; Pisani 1953 = 1964: no. 120 G; Lejeune 1971: 61, 66; Tibiletti Bruno 1975b: 54; Tibiletti Bruno 1978: 143; Tibiletti Bruno 1981: 157, no. 1; Solinas 1995: 323, no. 7; Motta 2000: 209, no. 17; Morandi 2004; Pernet et al. 2006: 229, tab. 6.2).

The form is a Celtic hypocoristic personal name in the nominative; see the word page for details.

Corinna Salomon

Bibliography

Crivelli 1943 Aldo Crivelli, Atlante preistorico e storico della Svizzera Italiana. Vol. 1: Dalle origini alla civiltà romana, Bellinzona: Istituto Editoriale Ticinese 1943.
Crivelli 1973b Aldo Crivelli, "Cronologia protostorica della Valpadana dal IV al I sec. a.C.", Rivista Archeologica dell'Antica Provincia e Diocesi di Como 152–155 (1970–1973), 427–474.
Herbig 1906 Gustav Herbig, ""Keltoligurische" Inschriften aus Giubiasco", Anzeiger für schweizerische Altertumskunde / Indicateur d'Antiquités Suisses 7 (1905–1906), 187–205.