|Reading in transliteration:||ka|
|Reading in original script:|
|Object:||VA·24 Arsago Seprio (bowl)|
|Direction of writing:||dextroverse|
|Script:||North Italic script (Lepontic alphabet)|
|Letter height:||1.8 cm0.709 in <br />|
|Number of letters:||2|
|Number of words:||1|
|Number of lines:||1|
|Archaeological culture:||La Tène D [from object]|
|Date of inscription:||late 2nd–1st c. BC [from object]|
|Alternative sigla:||Morandi 2004: 124|
|Sources:||Morandi 2004: 605 f. no. 124|
First published in Morandi 2004: 605 f., no. 124. Examined for LexLep on 30th April 2022.
Inscribed in clearly legible letters on the foot of the patera (length 1.8 cm). Possibly an abbreviation of a personal name (thus Morandi); see the word page for other attestations of the sequence ka. At the same necropolis are attested another instance of ka (VA·18) on the foot of an unglazed patera and kaio (VA·27) on the bottom of such an object, all dated to La Tène D – a workman's mark?
In the same grave was found a patera (Civico Museo Archeologico (Arsago Seprio), inv. no. St 143581) with a Latin-alphabet inscription on the bottom (not upside-down). mitr is presumably an abbreviation of the Graeco-Persian personal name mitridates (in its Roman epigraphic form) (Morandi 2004: 599; images ibid. tav. XXa (photo) and Rapi 2009c: 538, fig. 1.6 (drawing)).