|Reading in transliteration:||amu?|
|Reading in original script:||?|
|Object:||TI·7 Giubiasco (pot)|
|Direction of writing:||ambiguous|
|Letter height:||1.1–2.1 cm0.433 in <br />0.827 in <br />|
|Number of letters:||4|
|Number of words:||1|
|Number of lines:||1|
|Workmanship:||scratched after firing|
|Archaeological culture:||Augustan [from object]|
|Date of inscription:||late 1st c. BC–early 1st c. AD [from object]|
|Alternative sigla:||Whatmough 1933 (PID): 256|
Solinas 1995: 4
Morandi 2004: 8
|Sources:||Morandi 2004: 523 no. 8|
First published in Herbig 1906: 190, no. 7. Examined for LexLep on 18th August 2021.
Images in Herbig 1906: 190, no. 7 (drawing), Rhŷs 1913: tav. IV (photo), Crivelli 1973b: tav. 8.10 (drawing), Crivelli 1977: tav. 1 (drawing), Morandi 1999: 162, no. 5 (drawing) and pl. III.2 (photo = Morandi 2004: tav. V.8), Morandi 2004: 525, fig. 8.8 (drawing).
Inscribed on the bottom of the vessel (length 3.1 cm). The only clear letter is large in the middle, which determines the orientation. The rightmost letter is usually read as alpha without a bar, as attested in Latin cursive. Herbig reads sinistroverse amui, judging the scratch on the very left to be non-intentional, while Rhŷs 1913: 51, n. 8 includes it and reads auma or amua (cf. Crivelli 1943: 53). Whatmough 1933: 75 f., no. 256 and Lejeune 1971: 49, 63 follow Herbig, though the former interprets the scratch on the left as a punct amui·. aśui is suggested by Tibiletti Bruno 1975b: 54 and 1978: 143, followed by Solinas 1995: 322, no. 4 and Morandi 1999: 162, no. 5 (also 2004, where he suggests alternative aśul with Greek lambda, cf. TI·4).
The scratch on the left is certainly intentional, which excludes a dative ending -ūi̯. Rhŷs' readings could be interpreted as ā-stem personal names, but the reading of the leftmost, somewhat squeezed-in letter is uncertain. , which occurs three times in inscriptions (potentially) from Giubiasco (TI·5 arimai, TI·9 remu), is more likely to be Latin mu than a form of san which is otherwise unattested in the Lepontic alphabet (see Ś for a detailed discussion). There are no clear Lepontic features in the inscription.
|Crivelli 1943||Aldo Crivelli, Atlante preistorico e storico della Svizzera Italiana. Vol. 1: Dalle origini alla civiltà romana, Bellinzona: Istituto Editoriale Ticinese 1943.|
|Crivelli 1973b||Aldo Crivelli, "Cronologia protostorica della Valpadana dal IV al I sec. a.C.", Rivista Archeologica dell'Antica Provincia e Diocesi di Como 152–155 (1970–1973), 427–474.|
|Crivelli 1977||Aldo Crivelli, "La necropoli di Giubiasco", Rivista Archeologica dell'Antica Provincia e Diocesi di Como 159 (1977), 5–98.|