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Reading in transliteration: kụ
Reading in original script: K5 dU d
Variant reading: kị
K5 dI d

Object: VA·22 Arsago Seprio (cup)
Position: bottom, outside
Direction of writing: dextroverse
Script: perh. North Italic script
Letter height: 2.1 cm0.827 in <br />
Number of letters: 2
Number of words: 1
Number of lines: 1
Workmanship: scratched
Condition: complete, damaged

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

Type: unknown
Language: unknown
Meaning: unknown

Alternative sigla: Morandi 2004: 122

Sources: Morandi 2004: 605 no. 122



First published in Morandi 2004: 605, no. 122. Examined for LexLep on 30th April 2022.

Image in Morandi 2004: tav. XIX.122 (photo).

Inscribed close to the foot (length 2 cm); orientation and writing direction are uncertain. Morandi reads ḳi, the uncertainty about kappa probably due to the small scratch situated between its bars, which, if not unintentional, is more likely to belong to the second character, which could thus be iota or upsilon U d. Both ki and ku are (possibly) otherwise attested in the corpus and can be interpreted as abbreviations of personal names (see the word pages), though a non-script mark cannot be excluded.

Corinna Salomon