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Transliteration: χaisurus
Original script: S sU3 sR2 sU3 sS dI sA11 sΧ2 s

Object: IT-2 potsherd (pottery)
Position: outside, side"side" is not in the list (front, back, top, bottom, inside, outside, neck, shoulder, foot, handle, ...) of allowed values for the "position" property.
Script: North Italic script (Magrè alphabet)
Direction of writing: sinistroverse
Letter height: 1.3 cm – 2.4 cm
Number of letters: 8
Number of lines: 1
Craftsmanship: engraved
Current condition: complete, restored
Archaeological culture: La Tène C, La Tène D [from object]
Date of inscription:
Date derived from:

Language: Raetic
Meaning: 'of Gaisuru'

Alternative sigla: IR 105
MLR 295
TM 218556
Sources: Schumacher 2004: 190



First published in Kasseroler 1957: 102 (M 620). Autopsied by TIR in November 2013.

Image in Kasseroler 1957: Taf. 42,2 (photo = Franz 1958c: Taf. 8) and IR (drawing = LIR), MLR (photo = Franz 1958c photo).

Length 4.7 cm. Franz 1958c: 68 and Kasseroler 1957: 80 read the inscription dextroversely, as seen when the bowl was stood on the shelf upside-down, assuming that the lowest decorative line was used as a reference line. Epigraphically, a sinistroverse reading with the bowl standing upright is preferable: While Χ2 s is written upside-down, A11 s is upright, and U3 s appears in its inverted form typical for Venetic and the Raetic North – also the arrangement of the individual scratches (in S d and particularly S s, U3 s and R2 s), pace Franz, suggests that the bowl was inscribed this way. Probably an owner's inscription.


Franz 1958c Leonhard Franz, "Zwei Inschriften vom "Himmelreich"", in: Konrad Fichtl (Ed.), Wattner Buch [= Schlern-Schriften 165], Innsbruck: 1958, 67–68.
IR Alberto Mancini, "Iscrizioni retiche", Studi Etruschi 43 (1975), 249–306.
Kasseroler 1957 Alfons Kasseroler, Die vorgeschichtliche Niederlassung auf dem „Himmelreich“ bei Wattens [= Schlern-Schriften 166], Innsbruck: Wagner 1957.
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)