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Transliteration: χelivaiθina
Original script: A dN sI sΘ sI sA dV sI sL2 sE sΧ s

Object: SZ-10 bronze (bronze)
(Inscriptions: SZ-10.1, SZ-10.2)
Position: front
Script: North Italic script (Sanzeno alphabet)
Direction of writing: sinistroverse
Letter height: 0.90.9 cm <br /> – 1.3 cm
Number of letters: 11
Number of lines: 1
Craftsmanship: embossed
Current condition: complete
Date of inscription:
Date derived from:

Language: Raetic
Meaning: 'Χeli, son/daughter of Vaiti'

Alternative sigla: IR 23
LIR SA-10 (1)
TM 218380
Sources: Schumacher 2004: 134, 335 f.



First published in Mayr 1951: 133 (no. X). Autopsied by TIR in October 2014.

Images in Roberti 1950: Tav. IV,X (drawing) = Mayr 1951: 135 (X), Pellegrini 1951: no. 10 (photo) and 313 (10) (drawing), LIR (photo and drawing = IR).

Inscribed on the front of the bronze along the curve between the tow horses' heads, length about 5.5 cm. The letters are well legible and unambiguous. Alpha in both instances features a long, only slightly inclined bar, which does not touch the hasta.

The sequence can be segmented into an individual name χeli with a patronymic vaiθina, most probably the name of the donor.

Further references: Pellegrini 1951: 314 (no. 10) and 324 f., Mayr 1952: 176, Vetter 1954: 71, Mayr 1962: 222, Tibiletti Bruno 1978: 223.


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)
Mayr 1951 Karl M. Mayr, "Die Inschriften der Votive von Sanzeno (2)", Der Schlern 25 (1951), 30–32, 78–79, 133–135, 179–181.
Mayr 1952 Karl M. Mayr, "Zu den Inschriften der Votive von Sanzeno", Der Schlern 26 (1952), 175–177.