|Object:||WE-2 potsherd (pottery)|
|Direction of writing:||dextroverse|
|Letter height:||1.8 cm|
|Number of letters:||2|
|Number of lines:||1|
|Craftsmanship:||incised before firing|
|Current condition:||damaged, fragmentary|
|Date of inscription:|
|Date derived from:|
|Alternative sigla:||LIR BZ-31|
|Sources:||Schumacher 2004: 189, 214|
First published in Schumacher 1992: 189.
Length of the visible remains, including the upper tips of characters on the right, 2.6 cm. The scratches are well visible. is clear; on the breaking edge to its left, the very tip of a bar may be visible (see drawing), but it might be merely an unintentional dent. It is therefore unclear whether there were characters before . is followed by a tip-up chevron, the lower part og which is broken off ( or ). Then, in the upper area above the breaking edge, the tip of a scratch inclined to the left, a small angle opening to the right, and the very tip of another scratch. Schumacher's tentative reading eais is unlikely, for the very reasons mentioned by himself: The scratch after the chevron is inclined, and would have had to merge with the hypothetical , for which the angle is too small. The visible tips are too crowded to suggest actual letters; despite , we are probably concerned with non-script. (See here for a discussion of possible interpretations of inscriptions with doubtful status.) Note in this context that the inscription was applied before firing.
|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)|