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Reading in transliteration: lutu
Reading in original script: L dU dT dU d

Object: VB·19 Gravellona Toce (pitcher)
Position: shoulder, outside
Direction of writing: dextroverse
Script: North Italic script (Lepontic alphabet)
Letter height: 1.2–1.7 cm0.472 in <br />0.669 in <br />
Number of letters: 4
Number of words: 1
Number of lines: 1
Workmanship: scratched after firing
Condition: complete

Archaeological culture: unknown [from object]
Date of inscription: unknown [from object]

Type: unknown
Language: Celtic
Meaning: 'Lutu'

Alternative sigla: Tibiletti Bruno 1981: 13
Solinas 1995: 124
Morandi 2004: 62

Sources: Morandi 2004: 561 f. no. 62



First published in Pattaroni 1964: 126. Examined for LexLep on 24th April 2024.

Image in Morandi 1999: 174 (drawing), Morandi 2004: 566, fig. 12.62 (drawing).

Inscribed in deeply incised and neat, if partly overlapping letters on the shoulder of the olpe (length of inscription about 4 cm). Initial lambda appears to have been executed too large, then made smaller by adding a bar higher up the hasta. Read Latin luxu by Pattaroni; reading corrected to Lepontic lutu by Tibiletti Bruno 1978c: 26 (also Tibiletti Bruno 1979: 263 with n. 35, Tibiletti Bruno 1981: 166, no. 13), thus also Solinas 1995: 373, no. 124, Morandi 1999: 174; see also Morandi 1999b: 321, no. 12.

Corinna Salomon