|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.
Image in Schumacher 2004: Taf. 3,1 (drawing = LIR).
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)|