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Transliteration: ?
Original script: ?

Object: SZ-67 handle (bronze)
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., handle, outside
Script: unknown
Direction of writing: unknown
Letter height: 0.8 cm
Number of lines: 1
Craftsmanship: embossed
Current condition: complete, damaged, restored
Date of inscription:
Date derived from:

Language: unknown
Meaning: unknown

Alternative sigla: IR 66
TM 218437
Sources: Schumacher 2004: 148



First published in Franz 1959: 228 (5). Autopsied by TIR in November 2013.

Images in Franz 1959: Taf. 3,2 (drawing) and IR (photo tav. L, fig. b and drawing = LIR).

Inscription length 7 cm; heavily corroded. While a number of strokes is clearly distinguishable, Mancinis reading punctuation7 sI sR sU2 sA dU2 sS dI sL s l/piṣụạụṛi·̣?? can only be achieved by taking into consideration some doubtful traces of slighter strokes, namely the bar of A d (no inlay) and the lowest stroke of S d, which might as well belong with a group of indentations or scratches under the inscription. A similar indentation may be detected under R s, which could then also be read S dI s, as well as under A d, potentially turning it into V s. The stroke interpreted as a punctuation mark (no inlay) may have been longer. Franz' reading A dN sI sR sL2 sA dI sR sL s prialrina, ignoring the abovementioned doubtful traces as well as Mancini's separator and some of the strokes in the left part, but including a bar extending from the top of the leftmost stroke (no inlay), is no less feasible than Mancini's. What is more, it lends itself to interpretation as a Raetic patronym. The white inlay makes identifying the relevant strokes virtually impossible, particularly in the apparent jumble of strokes at the leftmost end of the line, where it clearly shows both more and less than is really there.

Further references: Tibiletti Bruno 1978: 225.


Franz 1959 Leonhard Franz, "Rätische Inschriften im Innsbrucker Landesmuseum", Der Schlern 33 (1959), 228–229.
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)