|Object:||AS-17 potsherd (pottery)|
(Inscriptions: AS-17.1, AS-17.2)
|Script:||North Italic script|
|Direction of writing:||dextroverse|
|Letter height:||1.51.5 cm <br /> 1.5 cm <br />|
|Number of letters:||14|
|Number of lines:||1|
|Date of inscription:||end of the 4th-3rd centuries BC [from object]|
|Date derived from:||archaeological context [from object]|
|Alternative sigla:||MLR 100 b|
First published in MLR. Autopsied by TIR on 14th October 2015.
Image in MLR (photos and drawing).
Inscribed on the bottom of the beaker, the tops of the letters pointing towards the foot; length about 12.5 cm. The characters extend over the entire breadth of the bottom. The surface is much damaged, making the reading of many letters doubtful; the middle bit is all but gone. Initial is clear, as is a little further on; between them and after Pi can be distuinguished with appropriate lighting. The reading is supported by the occurrence of the same sequence in the beginning of AS-17.1. After Alpha, there is room for one letter of which nothing is left; after that, possibly . The rest of the inscription is comparatively clear.
The sequence is obscure. It resembles AS-17.1, including the ending in -va, but no segmentation can be made at this point.