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Reading in transliteration: ị?
Reading in original script: ?I s

Object: VA·17 Arsago Seprio (bowl)
Position: bottom, inside
Direction of writing: ambiguous
Script: unknown
Letter height: 2 cm0.787 in <br />
Number of letters: 2
Number of words: 1
Number of lines: 1
Workmanship: scratched after firing
Condition: complete, damaged

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

Type: unknown
Language: unknown
Meaning: unknown

Alternative sigla: Morandi 2004: 117

Sources: Morandi 2004: 601 f. no. 117



First published in Morandi 2004: 601 f., no. 117. Examined for LexLep on 30th April 2022.

Images in Morandi 2004: 603, fig. 16.117 (drawing) and tav. XVII.117 (photo).

Inscribed on the inside of the patera below the outer rim. Both characters are fragmentary; orientation and writing direction are unclear. Morandi reads (dextroverse) ui and interprets the sequence as an abbreviation of uini at the same necropolis, but the identification of the letters – specifically retrograde upsilon U6 s with a rounded bar – is highly doubtful. Probably a non-script mark.

Corinna Salomon