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Transliteration: ]ṇas
Original script: ]N dA3 dS d
Variant Reading: sa?[

Object: SR-13 antler (antler)
Position: front
Script: North Italic script
Direction of writing: ambiguous
Letter height: 1.5 cm
Number of letters: 3
Number of lines: 1
Craftsmanship: engraved
Current condition: damaged, fragmentary
Date of inscription: 3rd century [from object]
Date derived from: archaeological context [from object]

Language: unknown
Meaning: unknown

Alternative sigla: IR 95
TM 218471
Sources: Schumacher 2004: 159



First published in Pellegrini & Sebesta 1965: 16 (no. 13). Autopsied by TIR in November 2014.

Images in Pellegrini & Sebesta 1965: 16 (drawing), IR (photo tav. LV c = LIR and drawing = LIR).

Length of the remains 1.5 cm. The letters are damaged by a horizontal crack. S d and A3 d are unambiguous; the left line of the chevron coincides with the breaking edge. Pellegrini's reading ]nas with the hasta of N d gone is the only option which accounts for the smallish angle; a reading U2 s can be excluded in Southern Raetic context. For an inscription ending in -nas, cp. SR-3.1. However, as Mancini pointed out, a sinistroverse reading would be more likely regarding both the orientation of the letters and the fact that none of the other inscriptions from Montesei di Serso is dextroverse.


IR Alberto Mancini, "Iscrizioni retiche", Studi Etruschi 43 (1975), 249–306.
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)