|Object:||HU-5 bronze (bronze)|
(Inscriptions: HU-5.1, HU-5.2, HU-5.3)
|Direction of writing:||unknown|
|Letter height:||1 cm|
|Number of characters:||2 – 4|
|Number of lines:||1|
|Date of inscription:||4th–3rd centuries BC [from object]|
|Date derived from:||typology [from object]|
|Alternative sigla:||LIR SA-19 (c)|
MLR 305 (c)
First published in Schumacher 1994: 315 ff. Autopsied by Stefan Schumacher in October 1992.
Inscribed on the lower side of the bronze's base; length about 3.7 cm. The symbol appears on two Sanzeno votives (SZ-4.2 and SZ-5.2) where it may be interpreted as a factory mark, but these objects are of a different type. A closer fit is SZ-7 on a bronze of a horse (without rider), which also features alongside illegible characters on the lower side of the base. Note, however, that in HU-5.3, the two oblique strokes and the triangle on the left are applied with a much coarser instrument than , suggesting that the two groups do not belong together. (Another triangle shape, also applied with a broad chisel, is found on the horse's chest. For this, cp. SZ-20 and ???.) The most similar object to this one does not have any additional marks which might be compared. See here for possible interpretations of inscriptions with doubtful status.
|Gempeler 1976||Robert D. Gempeler, Werke der Antike im Kunsthaus Zürich [= Sammlungsheft 5], Zürich: Kunsthaus Zürich 1976.|
|LIR||Alberto Mancini, Le Iscrizioni Retiche [= Quaderni del dipartimento di linguistica, Università degli studi di Firenze Studi 8–9], Padova: Unipress 2009–10. (2 volumes)|