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Reading in transliteration: pou
Reading in original script: Pd sO3 dU s

Object: VB·5 Ornavasso (bottle)
Position: shoulder, outside
Direction of writing: dextroverse
Script: North Italic script (Lepontic alphabet)
Letter height: 2.3–4.7 cm0.906 in <br />1.85 in <br />
Number of letters: 3
Number of words: 1
Number of lines: 1
Workmanship: scratched after firing
Condition: complete

Archaeological culture: La Tène D 1 [from object]
Date of inscription: beginning of 1st c. BC [from object]

Type: unknown
Language: prob. Celtic
Meaning: abbreviation (?)

Alternative sigla: Whatmough 1933 (PID): 311
Solinas 1995: 135
Morandi 2004: 50

Sources: Morandi 2004: 553 f. no. 50



First published in Bianchetti 1895: 68 (no. 12), 127. Examined for LexLep on 20th April 2024.

Images in Solinas 1995: tav. LXXIII c (photo), Morandi 1999: 171 (drawing).

Inscribed on the shoulder of the flask below one of the white bands (length 5.2 cm); the letters are preserved on the same fragment, neat and unambiguous. The short sequence pou is most likely an abbreviation of a personal name.

See also Rhŷs 1913: 60, no. 12, Whatmough PID 115, no. 311, Tibiletti Bruno 1978: 144, Solinas 1995: 377, no. 135, Morandi 1999: 171, no. 16, Piana Agostinetti 1972: 78, 272, tav. XXXI.6, Piana Agostinetti 1997–1999 II: 42, in IV Morandi 1999b: 316 f.

Corinna Salomon


Bianchetti 1895 Enrico Bianchetti, I sepolcreti di Ornavasso [= Atti della Società di Archeologia e Belle Arti della provincia di Torino 6], Torino: Paravia 1895.