|Reading in transliteration:||tuit|
|Reading in original script:|
|Object:||MI·21 Milano (bowl)|
|Direction of writing:||ambiguous|
|Letter height:||3–3.9 cm1.181 in <br />1.535 in <br />|
|Number of letters:||4|
|Number of words:||1|
|Number of lines:||1|
|Workmanship:||scratched after firing|
|Archaeological culture:||La Tène B 2 [from object]|
|Date of inscription:||first half of 3rd c. BC [from object]|
|Sources:||Casini & Motta 2011: 461–464|
First published in Casini & Motta 2011: 461–464, no. 3. Examined for LexLep on 26th April 2022.
Images in Casini & Motta 2011: 462, fig. 2 (drawing = Casini & Tizzoni 2015: 105, fig. 30.2 and photo).
Inscribed at a slight angle on the bottom of the bowl (length 6 cm; St. Andrew's cross 1 cm from the breaking edge). The reading tuit, given by Casini & Motta, is the most likely based on the execution of the scratches, but by no means certain: the writing direction is ambiguous (tiut?), the lines of putative upsilon do not touch (tiiit?), and the forms are quite basic – a non-script mark or pseudo-script cannot be excluded, also with regard to the difficulty of linguistic interpretation (see the word page). Casini & Motta 2011: 464 suggest that the sequence tuit is misspelled, viz. that iota and the second St. Andrew's cross are switched, and the form is an abbreviation of a name in tutio(, but this is more than the evidence can carry.
|Casini & Motta 2011||Stefania Casini, Filippo Motta, "Alcune iscrizioni preromane inedite da Milano", Notizie Archeologiche Bergomensi 19 (2011), 459–469.|
|Casini & Tizzoni 2015||Stefania Casini, Marco Tizzoni, "Via Moneta: analisi culturale delle fasi preromane", Notizie Archeologiche Bergomensi 23 (2015), 69–176.|