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Transliteration: eṣịp[ạ?ḳẹ]θanava
Original script: E dS sI dP d[A7 d?K dE d]Θ dA7 dN dA7 dV dA7 d

Object: AS-17 potsherd (pottery)
(Inscriptions: AS-17.1, AS-17.2)
Position: bottom
Orientation: 180°
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
Craftsmanship: incised
Current condition: damaged
Date of inscription: end of the 4th-3rd centuries BC [from object]
Date derived from: archaeological context [from object]

Language: unknown
Meaning: unknown

Alternative sigla: MLR 100 b
TM 653521


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 E d is clear, as is P d a little further on; S sI d between them and A7 d 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 K dE d. 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.