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Reading in Transliteration: ]ạev [ 
Reading in Original Script: ]A dE dV dspace d[
Variant Reading: ]V dE dV dspace d[ ]ṿev [ (Solinas)

Object: CO·54 Prestino (bowl)
Position: inside
Orientation: 90°
Frame:  ?top and bottomtop and bottom?  (left: unknown, middle: top and bottom, right: unknown)
Direction of Writing: dextroverse
Script: North Italic Script
Number of Letters: 3
Workmanship: scratched after burning
Condition: fragmentary

Archaeological Culture: Golasecca III A 2–3 [from object]
Date of Inscription: 5th/4th century BC [from object]
Date derived from:

Type: unknown
Language: prob. Lepontic
Syntactic Analysis: none
Meaning: beginning of the alphabet

Alternative Sigla: Solinas 1994: 74
Morandi 2004: 186

Sources: Morandi 2004: 641 & 643 & 642 (fig. 22.186) & 802 (pl. XXV.186)
Morandi 1999: 177-178 & fn. 89
Solinas 1995: 348



The top frame line is not observable but the sherd seems to be broken just along the line.


Morandi 1999 Alessandro Morandi, "Epigrafia vascolare celtica fra Ticino e Como", Revue Belge de Philologie et d'Histoire 77 (1999), 151-204.
Morandi 2004 Alessandro Morandi, Celti d'Italia. Tomo II: Epigrafia e lingua dei Celti d'Italia. A cura di Paola Piana Agostinetti [= Popoli e civiltà dell'Italia antica 12.2], Roma: Spazio Tre 2004.
Solinas 1994 Patrizia Solinas, "Il Celtico in Italia", Studi Etruschi 60 (1994 [1995]), 311-408.