|Reading in transliteration:||au|
|Reading in original script:|
|Object:||VA·9 Somma Lombardo (cup)|
|Direction of writing:||ambiguous|
|Number of letters:||2|
|Number of words:||1|
|Number of lines:||1|
|Archaeological culture:||La Tène D [from object]|
|Date of inscription:||mid-2nd–1st c. BC [from object]|
|Alternative sigla:||Morandi 2004: 109|
|Sources:||Morandi 2004: 597 f. no. 109|
First published in Simone 1986: 102 sub c.
Image in Simone 1986: 103, tav. 1 c (drawing).
The reading au is tentatively suggested by Morandi based on the very small drawing of the graffito in Simone; Morandi thinks that the two even smaller chevrons indicated in the drawing at a little distance from the first may be a repetition of the same two characters. As Morandi himself observes, Latin influence would have to be assumed for alpha; this conflicts with inverted upsilon, atypical for both Lepontic and Latin alphabet. The characters are most likely non-script marks; cf. the olla bearing a single mark on the wall from the same grave (Simone 1986: 102 sub g). Also from the same grave VA·7 and VA·8.
Also mentioned in Solinas 1995: 385.