|Object:||AK-1 rock (stone)|
(Inscriptions: AK-1.1, AK-1.2, AK-1.3, AK-1.4, AK-1.5, AK-1.6, AK-1.7, AK-1.8, AK-1.9, AK-1.10, AK-1.11, AK-1.12, AK-1.13, AK-1.14, AK-1.15, AK-1.16, AK-1.17, AK-1.18, AK-1.19, AK-1.20, AK-1.21)
|Script:||North Italic script (Magrè alphabet)|
|Direction of writing:||dextroverse|
|Letter height:||9 cm|
|Number of letters:||14|
|Number of characters:||16|
|Number of lines:||1|
|Date of inscription:||unknown [from object]|
|Date derived from:|
|Alternative sigla:||TM 653503|
Tracing of inscriptions on AK-1 rock.
Not previously published. Examined by TIR in July 2014.
Image in Mandl 2011: Abb. 141 (photo).
Length min. 46 cm, starting at about 60 cm from the ground, running vertically upwards, to the immediate right of AK-1.10; the best preserved of the inscriptions in Bildstelle 4.
Traces of about four characters (the last possibly ?) before tentative , the exact localisation of whose bars is uncertain. After this, an angle in the lower area, possibly of . Then probably ; is well legible. Next, a clearly visible separator, followed by with very faint bar (but see below). After a narrow lacuna, and another separator. is unproblematic (but see below), more doubtful. After , a hasta, then a curved crack. At about 10 cm beyond the crack, potential traces of more characters, but not quite in line with the row of letters described – the inscription probably ends at the crack.
The sequence in the middle of an inscription is strongly reminiscent of the Steinberg rock inscriptions ST-5 and ST-6, which feature the suffix syntagma -nu-ale written with the first element separated by short medial puncts and written in ligature . In AK-1.11, no angle in the lower area before can be made out with any certainty, instead the small lacuna contains a round indentation, which is most probably natural (the other separators in the inscription appearing as ). In both ST-5 and ST-6, alpha precedes -nu-ale, but in ST-6, only the element -nu is written between separators. Despite the lacuna it cannot be excluded that the tall chevron identified as by us does not feature a bar and represents the angle of in a ligature . In this case, the first separator in AK-1.11 would be inserted in accordance with its usage in ST-6. The letter between and , here read as lambda, actually appears as with two bars. The emendation to lambda is based on linguistic grounds, but note that in both ST-5 and ST-6, lambda appears in different variants, with the bar extending from the centre of the hasta. In AK-1.11, the writer may have applied one of the bars to correct a mistake; in any case, either of them might be considered the correct one, hence vs. . AK-1.11 is one of three type-2 petrographs on this rock wall; cf. AK-1.10 and AK-1.17; see Raetic epigraphy.
|Mandl 2011||Franz Mandl, Felsbilder. Österreich – Bayern: Nördliche Kalkalpen [= Anisa – Verein für alpine Forschung 4], Haus im Ennstal: 2011.|