|Reading in transliteration:||talu|
|Reading in original script:|
|Object:||BG·31 Verdello (cup)|
|Direction of writing:||sinistroverse|
|Script:||North Italic script (Lepontic alphabet)|
|adapted to:||Latin script|
|Number of letters:||4|
|Number of words:||1|
|Number of lines:||1|
|Archaeological culture:||La Tène D 2 [from object]|
|Date of inscription:||second half of 1st century BC [from object]|
|Alternative sigla:||Morandi 2004: 288|
|Sources:||Morandi 2004: 712 no. 288|
First published in Morandi 2003: 127 f., no. 5.
Inscribed upside-down in large, neat letters on the wall of the cup; all letters are damaged by a horizontal break which does not impede the reading. The shape of alpha with two hastae, as opposed to the standard late Lepontic form , is probably due to its greater similarity with Latin (cf. BG·22, BG·29, BG·36.1 and BG·36.2). The form is most likely a hypocoristic on-stem personal name (Morandi 2007: 299 f., no. 27) or an abbreviation.