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Original script:

Object: ST rock (stone)
(Inscriptions: ST-1, ST-2, ST-3, ST-4, ST-5, ST-6, ST-7, ST-8, ST-9)
Position: left
Script: none
Direction of writing: unknown
Craftsmanship: engraved
Current condition: complete
Date of inscription:
Date derived from:

Type: unknown
Language: none
Meaning: unknown

Alternative sigla: IR 114
TM 218566
Sources: Schumacher 2004: 193, 233, 355



First published in Joppich 1971: 42.

Images in Joppich 1971: 42 (drawings) and Schumacher 1998b: Abb. 2 (drawing = Schumacher 2004: Taf. 19). Numerous casts have been made of the Steinberg inscriptions; positives of the most recent one, made by the Institut für Ur- und Frühgeschichte Innsbruck in 1993, can be seen at the Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum and the Archäologische Staatssammlung München. Drawings of the arrangement of the inscriptions in Vetter 1957: 386, Prosdocimi 1971: 30, Zavaroni 2004: Fig. 15 and Schumacher 2002: 1276 (= Schumacher 2004: Taf 8,1).

A group of scratches – about 33 cm in length, height about 10 cm – extending horizontally a little to the left of and slightly below ST-4. Joppich read dextroverse U dI sT dI sA3 daddU1 sP2 sI s itiaupi. Prosdocimi 1971: 46, based on Joppich's drawing, dismissed this reading and opted to consider it a pseudo-inscription. Schumacher 1998b: 174 f. concurs with this assessment, on the grounds that the scratches are clearly more recent than the Raetic inscriptions on ST rock and cannot be arranged into alphabetic characters. See also Schumacher & Salomon 2019: 173.

The scratchings discussed by Zavaroni 2004: 60 ff. sub ST-9 are not the ones referred to by Joppich; they and the ones Zavaroni lists as "other inscriptons" (pp. 62 ff.) are pseudo-inscriptions as well.


IR Alberto Mancini, "Iscrizioni retiche", Studi Etruschi 43 (1975), 249–306.
Joppich 1971 Julius Joppich, "Anhang. Tonabdruck und Korrektur zur Lesung der Felsinschriften nach Emil Vetter", in: Wolfgang Meid, Hermann M. Ölberg, Hans Schmeja (Eds), Studien zur Namenkunde und Sprachgeographie. Festschrift für Karl Finsterwalder zum 70. Geburtstag [= Innsbrucker Beiträge zur Kulturwissenschaft 16], Innsbruck: 1971, 41–44.
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)