|Reading in transliteration:||tau|
|Reading in original script:|
|Object:||BG·29 Verdello (cup)|
|Direction of writing:||dextroverse|
|Script:||North Italic script (Lepontic alphabet)|
|adapted to:||Latin script|
|Number of letters:||3|
|Number of words:||1|
|Number of lines:||1|
|Archaeological culture:||Roman republican period [from object]|
|Date of inscription:||second half of 1st century BC [from object]|
|Alternative sigla:||Morandi 2004: 286|
|Sources:||Morandi 2004: 711 no. 286|
First published in Morandi 2003: 125 f., no. 2.
Images in Morandi 2003: 125, fig. 2 (photo) and 126 (drawing).
Inscribed upside-down on the wall of the cup; damaged by the breaks, but clearly legible. The bar of alpha is only slightly inclined; the letter form is likely an adaptation of normal younger Lepontic to a form which is more similar to Latin (cf. BG·22, BG·31, BG·36.1 and BG·36.2). The form may be an abbreviation of a personal name, possibly Celtic – <au> may be a Latinised spelling (cf. BG·37), see the word page.
From the same grave BG·32 and a Latin graffito (see the object page).