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Transliteration: pirikaniśnu
Original script: U2 sN sŚ sI sN sA dK2 sI sR sI sP2 s

Object: NO-11 bronze (bronze)
Position: front
Script: North Italic script (Sanzeno alphabet)
Direction of writing: sinistroverse
Letter height: 1.11.1 cm <br /> – 1.5 cm
Number of letters: 11
Number of lines: 1
Craftsmanship: embossed
Current condition: complete, restored
Date of inscription: end of the 5th century BC–around 400 BC [from object]
Date derived from: archaeological context [from object]

Language: Raetic
Meaning: 'Piri Kaniśnu' (PN)

Alternative sigla: PID 214
MLR 20
TM 218453
Sources: Schumacher 2004: 152



First published in Wieser 1883: 221. Examined by TIR in November 2013.

Images in Wieser 1883: 221, Fig. 75 (drawing), Oberziner 1883: Tav. II,9 (drawing), AIF I: Taf. II (35) (drawing), Schumacher 2004 (photo on cover) and LIR (photo and drawing), MLR (photo).

Length 6.2 cm. The inscription is in excellent condition, the reading is unambiguous. Depending on whether the object was a votive offering or a profane ornamental appliqué, the personal name may be the donor's or the owner's.

Further references: Oberziner 1883: 191 f., AIF I 35, Battisti 1944: 234, Tibiletti Bruno 1978: 220.


AIF I Carl Pauli, Altitalische Forschungen. Band 1: Die Inschriften nordetruskischen Alphabets, Leipzig: 1885.
Battisti 1944 Carlo Battisti, "Osservazioni sulla lingua delle iscrizioni nell'alfabeto etrusco settentrionale di Bolzano", Studi Etruschi 18 (1944), 199–236.
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)