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|Object:||SZ-38 knife (iron)|
|Position:||centre"centre" 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|
|Direction of writing:||sinistroverse|
|Letter height:||11 cm <br /> – 1.6 cm|
|Number of letters:||4|
|Number of lines:||1|
|Current condition:||complete, damaged|
|Archaeological culture:||Late Iron Age [from object]|
|Date of inscription:||5th–1st centuries BC [from object]|
|Date derived from:||archaeological context [from object]|
|Alternative sigla:||IR 37|
|Sources:||Schumacher 2004: 141|
First published in Pellegrini 1951: 316 (no. 18). Autopsied by TIR in June 2015.
Image in Pellegrini 1951: 313 (no. 18) (drawing).
Length 2.3 cm; written on the blade about 3 cm from the rivet hole, facing the blunt edge. The first is hardly visible; the inscription may have been in better condition when seen by Pellegrini, in whose drawing the letter appears without reservations. Sigma is taller than and also . Apart from the shape of Khi, the inscription is identical to SZ-17, including tall Sigma with the upper angle opening in writing direction. A manufacturer's mark?
Further references: Vetter 1954: 72 f. (no. 18).
|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)|