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Transliteration: m·̣e
Original script: E spunctuation9 sM s
Variant Reading: śe
E sŚ s

Object: SZ-55 potsherd (pottery)
Position: foot, inside
Script: unknown
Direction of writing: sinistroverse
Letter height: 3.73.7 cm <br /> – 4.5 cm
Number of letters: 2
Number of lines: 1
Craftsmanship: incised
Current condition: complete, restored
Archaeological culture: La Tène [from object]
Date of inscription:
Date derived from:

Language: unknown
Meaning: unknown

Alternative sigla: IR 54
TM 218425
Sources: Schumacher 2004: 145


First published in IR. Autopsied by TIR in November 2013.

Pictures in IR (photo tav. LI, fig. b and drawing = LIR).

Length 4 cm. The reading śe is improbable: The fourth stroke of the right-hand sign is oblique, a projection towards the small stroke below would have to be curved. While there is an omphalos in between, carving over it should not have posed a problem. However, traces of such a projection might just be divined. In any case, the "punctuation mark" may not be intentional – comparing it to the rest of the inscription is impossible due to a black inlay in the letters.


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)