|Transliteration:||? / ]χ̣ạ|
|Object:||VN-15 bone (bone)|
|Script:||North Italic script|
|Direction of writing:||sinistroverse|
|Letter height:||1.4 cm|
|Number of letters:||2|
|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:||TM 653631|
|Sources:||Schumacher 2004: 324|
Object VN-15 bone with inscription VN-15.
Inscription VN-15 - line 1.
Inscription VN-15 - line 2.
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 with the lower part gone, and, though clumsily scratched, upside-down . 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 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.