|Reading in transliteration:||ur|
|Reading in original script:|
|Object:||VA·1 Ardena (bottle)|
(Inscriptions: VA·1.1, VA·1.2)
|Direction of writing:||ambiguous|
|Number of letters:||2|
|Number of words:||1|
|Number of lines:||1|
|Archaeological culture:||La Tène C 2 [from object]|
|Date of inscription:||first half of 2nd c. BC [from object]|
|Alternative sigla:||Solinas 1995: 113 1|
Morandi 2004: 41 B
|Sources:||Morandi 2004: 544 f. no. 41 B|
First published in Bertolone 1941: 27 f. Examined for LexLep on 27th January 2022.
Images in Bertolone 1941: 28, fig. 5 (drawing), Tibiletti Bruno 1966: 17 (photo and drawing), Morandi 1999: 173 (drawing) and pl. X.3 (photo), Morandi 2004: 548, fig. 11.41 (drawing), Rapi 2009b: 213, fig. 1 (photo) and 214, fig. 2 (drawing).
Inscribed on the shoulder of the bottle. The rightmost character consists of two scratches forming , cut as deeply as those of the other character and creating a character of the same height, prolonged more faintly on top. ur is preferred by Rapi 2009b: 214. Morandi 1999: 173 f., no. 19 considers tu (sinistroverse, as opposed to equally possible dextroverse ut), which is also attested otherwise in the corpus (also Morandi 2004: 545, no. 41 B). The reasoning behind śu/uś suggested by Tibiletti Bruno 1978: 149 (see also Solinas 1995: 369, no. 113,1) is unclear to me. In any case, the inscription is most probably a non-language-encoding mark, or possibly a numeral '15'. See Tibiletti Bruno 1966: 20 f.
|Bertolone 1941||Mario Bertolone, "Nuove scoperte archeologiche della provincia di Varese", Rivista Archeologica dell'Antica Provincia e Diocesi di Como 123–124 (1940 ), 21–36.|