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Transliteration: ? / ]χ̣ạ
Original script: A6 sΧ s[

Object: VN-15 bone (bone)
Position: front
Script: North Italic script
Direction of writing: sinistroverse
Letter height: 1.4 cm
Number of letters: 2
Number of lines: 1
Craftsmanship: engraved
Current condition: damaged, fragmentary
Date of inscription: 3rd–1st centuries BC [from object]
Date derived from: archaeological context [from object]

Language: Raetic
Meaning: unknown

Alternative sigla: TM 653631
Sources: Schumacher 2004: 324



First published in Schumacher 2004: 324.

Picture in Schumacher 2004: Taf. 13,7 (drawing).

A number of well visible scratches arranged in what appear to be two lines, cut short by the breaking edge. If letters, they seem to be inscribed upside-down; we will therefore describe the scratchings as looked at with the ? pointing to the left. The lower sequence may well represent Χ s with the lower part gone, and, though clumsily scratched, upside-down A6 s. The reading is supported by inscriptions VN-10 and VN-11, both containing the sequence χa (see there for interpretation). The upper line might conceivably be read ]iia, but A9 s would be atypical, and the single vertical scratches are too far apart to suggest an actual inscription. Cp. again VN-10, also on a bone, with three lines, one of them of doubtful status.