VB·8

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Inscription
Reading in transliteration: sa
Reading in original script: S sA2 d

Object: VB·8 Ornavasso (bottle)
Position: shoulder, outside
Orientation:
Direction of writing: dextroverse
Script: North Italic script (Lepontic alphabet)
Letter height: 0.8–1.1 cm0.315 in <br />0.433 in <br />
Number of letters: 2
Number of words: 1
Number of lines: 1
Workmanship: scratched after firing
Condition: complete

Archaeological culture: La Tène C 2 [from object]
Date of inscription: second half of 2nd c. BC [from object]

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

Alternative sigla: Whatmough 1933 (PID): 313
Solinas 1995: 138
Morandi 2004: 53

Sources: Morandi 2004: 555 no.53

Images

Commentary

First published in Bianchetti 1895: 69 (no. 14), 131. Examined for LexLep on 20th April 2024.

Image in Solinas 1995: tav. LXXIII d (photo).

Inscribed on the shoulder of the flask between two decorated bands (length 1.1 cm). The short sequence sa is most likely an abbreviation of a personal name.

See also Kretschmer 1905: 98 sub no. 15, Rhŷs 1913: 60, no. 14, Whatmough PID 116, no. 313, Tibiletti Bruno 1978: 144, Solinas 1995: 378, no. 138, Piana Agostinetti 1972: 83, 272, tav. XXXI.3, Piana Agostinetti 1997–1999 II: 64, III: 140 f., 469, in IV Morandi 1999b: 320, no. 11.

Corinna Salomon

Bibliography

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