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Transliteration: p̣ịθ̣ạṃṇ[
Original script: P dI dΘ d?M dN d[

Object: AS-19 beaker (pottery)
(Inscriptions: AS-19.1, AS-19.2)
Position: bottom
Orientation: 180°
Script: North Italic script (Magrè alphabet)
Direction of writing: dextroverse
Letter height: 1.71.7 cm <br /> 1.7 cm <br />
Number of letters: 6
Number of lines: 1
Craftsmanship: incised
Current condition: damaged, fragmentary
Date of inscription: end of the 4th-3rd centuries BC [from object]
Date derived from: archaeological context [from object]

Language: Raetic
Meaning: 'Piθamn*' (PN)

Alternative sigla: MLR 108
TM 653523


First published in Marinetti 2011b: 202. Autopsied by TIR on 14th October 2015.

Image in Marinetti 2011b: 203 (5) (drawing = MLR).

Inscribed on the narrow bottom of the beaker, the tops of the characters pointing towards the foot. The characters take up the entire breadth of the bottom; length about 5 cm. The object is restored, but the inscription is written on three different fragments in different states of preservation.

On all three fragments, the lines are very faint; the reading is based on comparison with AS-18. Initial P d is clear, the upper bar being just visible on the second fragment. Of I d also the lower part on fragment 1 is more easily distinguishable than the top. Of Θ d, the lower left bar is clear, the lower right is distroyed by the break, the upper tips are very faint on fragment 2. Of Alpha, the hastae are fairly clear on fragment 3, but it is hard to determine which way the bar is turned. M d is the most doubtful letter, but a hasta and the remains of three bars are distinguishable. Of N d, the hasta on fragment 3 is very faint, but the upper part with the angle is comparatively well visible on fragment 2. Both fragments 2 and 3 break off here, but cp. AS-18 with possibly a complete example of the same inscription ending in -e. On the well attested name piθamne see the word page.


Marinetti 2011b Anna Marinetti, "Le iscrizioni retiche dal Bostel di Rotzo (Vicenza)", Quaderni di Archeologia del Veneto (QdAV) XXVII (2011), 201–203.