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Reading in transliteration: uini
Reading in original script: I sN sI sU s

Object: VA·19 Arsago Seprio (bowl)
Position: bottom, outside
Orientation: 180°
Direction of writing: sinistroverse
Script: North Italic script
adapted to: Latin script
Letter height: 0.8 cm0.315 in <br />
Number of letters: 4
Number of words: 1
Number of lines: 1
Workmanship: scratched after firing
Condition: complete

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

Type: unknown
Language: Celtic
Meaning: 'of Uin(i)os'

Alternative sigla: Morandi 2004: 119

Sources: Morandi 2004: 602 no. 119



First published in Morandi 2001: 13, no. 7. Examined for LexLep on 30th April 2022.

Images in Morandi 2001: 13, no. 7 (drawing), Morandi 2004: 603, fig. 16.119 (drawing) and tav. XVIII.119 (photo).

Inscribed upside-down on the bottom of the patera near the rim of the foot (length 2.5 cm); the tip of upsilon is damaged by a break. Nu, whose form is difficult to judge due to the absence of a straight baseline in the inscription, could also be classified as Latin N6 s; influence from Latin can certainly be argued with regard to the large angle formed by the bars (cf. VA·20 from the same grave). The sinistroverse writing direction precludes a classification of the inscription's alphabet as Latin (but note that other attestations of uin° (MI·16, NO·12, NO·17.2) are all written in the Latin alphabet).

The sequence can be interpreted as a Celtic masculine personal name in the genitive (thus Morandi; see the word page for details).

Corinna Salomon