|Object:||AS-1 potsherd (pottery)|
|Direction of writing:||unknown|
|Date of inscription:||4th–2nd centuries BC [from object]|
|Date derived from:||archaeological context [from object]|
|Alternative sigla:||PID 216|
|Sources:||Schumacher 2004: 167|
Inscription AS-1 according to Orsi.
First published in Orsi 1890: 293 f. Lost.
Image in Orsi 1890: 293 (drawing = MLR).
According to Orsi, the inscription is written somewhere "in fondo" of the fragmentary vessel, and damaged. He adds a highly suspicious drawing of only the characters, and offers no reading. Pellegrini (1915: 121 (note 4), 123 / 1918: 192 f. (note 3)) assumes that the fragment is not of a "pentola", but of a cup similar to the ones on which the other inscriptions are written. The common reading (dextroverse) ]iśnaśu goes back to him; the idea that the inscription is incomplete on the left is based on the comparison with MA-4 and MA-14. He appears not to have seen the object himself. In Orsi's drawing, only , and maybe qualify as letters. The status of as a Raetic letter is dubious, but the form does repeatedly occur in Bostel as part of what is probably a manufacturer's mark (see śv). The character in the centre is probably misrepresented. In light of the recent inscription finds from Bostel, AS-1 may have (had) linguistic content, but we prefer not to speculate based on the inadequate drawing.
Further references: Tibiletti Bruno 1978: 236.
|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)|