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|Reading in transliteration:||kaio|
|Reading in original script:|
|Object:||VA·27 Arsago Seprio (bowl)|
|Direction of writing:||dextroverse|
|Script:||North Italic script (Lepontic alphabet)|
|Letter height:||1.4 cm0.551 in <br />|
|Number of letters:||4|
|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: 127|
|Sources:||Morandi 2004: 607 no. 127|
First published in Morandi 2001: 14, no. 9. Examined for LexLep on 30th April 2022.
Images in Morandi 2001: 14 (drawing), Morandi 2004: 609, fig. 17.127 (drawing) and pl. XX.127 (photo), Rapi 2009c: 540, fig. 3.5 (drawing).
Inscribed upside-down on the bottom of the patera just above the rim of the foot (length 3.8 cm). All the letters, preserved on three fragments, are damaged by breaks, but the reading is unambiguous. The sequence kaio can be interpreted as a personal name, but its ascription to Celtic is uncertain (see the word page). See VA·18 and VA·24 ka at the same necropolis, also on unglazed paterae and with similar dating, for a possible abbreviation – a workman's signature?