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Reading in transliteration: kas
Reading in original script: K dA3 dS s

Object: VA·10 Somma Lombardo (bowl)
Position: outside
Direction of writing: dextroverse
Script: North Italic script (Lepontic alphabet)
Number of letters: 3
Number of words: 1
Number of lines: 1
Workmanship: scratched
Condition: unknown

Archaeological culture: La Tène D [from object]
Date of inscription: mid-2nd–1st c. BC [from object]

Type: unknown
Language: prob. Celtic
Meaning: abbreviation (?)

Alternative sigla: Morandi 2004: 110

Sources: Morandi 2004: 598 no. 110



First published in Simone 1986: 110 sub b.

Image in Simone 1986: 109, tav. IV b (drawing).

The reading kas is suggested by Morandi based on the drawing in Simone. Kappa and alpha seem clear; the third letter looks like three-stroke sigma, but cf. VA·7 and VA·8 from the same necropolis with four- and five-stroke sigma. Assuming that the reading is correct, the sequence may be an abbreviation of a personal name (see the word page). In same grave was found VA·11.

Also mentioned in Solinas 1995: 385.

Corinna Salomon