|Object:||VN-2 bone (bone)|
|Script:||North Italic script|
|Direction of writing:||sinistroverse|
|Letter height:||1.2 cm|
|Number of letters:||4|
|Number of lines:||1|
|Current condition:||damaged, fragmentary|
|Date of inscription:||3rd–1st centuries BC [from object]|
|Date derived from:||archaeological context [from object]|
|Alternative sigla:||LIR BZ-23|
|Sources:||Schumacher 2004: 177, 208|
First published in Schumacher 1992: 177, 208. Autopsied by TIR in September 2014.
Length of the remains 3.2 cm. The reading is unambiguous despite the condition of the object. The piece of bone is broken to the right of ; but an oblique hasta is clearly visible beside the irregular breaking edge – the reading is based on comparison with VN-3. The lines of are multiply scratched. The object has recently broken into three pieces in storage (it was still seen as a whole by Schumacher); one of the new breaking edges coincides with the hasta of , the second cuts horizontally through and . The inscription may have gone on after , the old break having occurred immediately after the letter. It is, however, too much inclined to indicate a hasta. Cp. the probably identical inscription VN-3.
|LIR||Alberto Mancini, Le Iscrizioni Retiche [= Quaderni del dipartimento di linguistica, Università degli studi di Firenze Studi 8–9], Padova: Unipress 2009–10. (2 volumes)|