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Transliteration: ]nu[ạ
Original script: ]N dU d[A14 d

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)
Position: bottom, medial
Orientation: 270°
Frame: Frame middle: top and bottomFrame middle: top and bottom   (, top and bottom, )
Script: North Italic script (Magrè alphabet)
Direction of writing: dextroverse
Letter height: 16.7 cm
Number of letters: 3
Number of lines: 1
Craftsmanship: engraved
Current condition: fragmentary, damaged
Date of inscription: unknown [from object]
Date derived from:

Type: prob. votive
Language: Raetic
Meaning: 'of/by son of X'

Alternative sigla: TM 653513



Not previously published. The inscription was only detected belatedly on photographs made by TIR; autopsy is pending.

Image in Mandl 2011: Abb. 142 (photo).

Length of the remains about 20 cm, running vertically downwards to the left of and below AK-1.6, ending in a lacuna (chipping of the stone) just above ground level. One of only two legible inscriptions on the rock wall facing towards the left. Framed by two distinct lines which can be seen to extend to about 27 cm above N d.

No traces of letters between the frame lines above N d, which is surprising as N dU d is distinctly visible. The next letter is damaged by the lacuna, but its top in the form of a lopsided angle line v 10 sline d 20 s in combination with the likely identification of the sequence as the remains of the suffix group -nu-ale suggests alpha. Cf. AK-1.19, similar in size and orientation. There is no space for both postulated letters L dE d below alpha, indicating that the ground level today is higher than it was at the time when the inscription was written.


Mandl 2011 Franz Mandl, Felsbilder. Österreich – Bayern: Nördliche Kalkalpen [= Anisa – Verein für alpine Forschung 4], Haus im Ennstal: 2011.