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Transliteration: ? iθθi
Original script: I sΘ sΘ sI s ?

Object: AS-2 potsherd (pottery)
Position: bottom
Script: unknown
Direction of writing: ambiguous
Number of characters: 4
Number of lines: 1
Craftsmanship: incised
Current condition: unknown
Date of inscription: 4th–2nd centuries BC [from object]
Date derived from: archaeological context [from object]

Language: unknown
Meaning: unknown

Alternative sigla: PID 217
MLR 109
TM 218499
Sources: Schumacher 2004: 167



First published in Fiorelli 1881: 154 f. Lost.

Images in Fiorelli 1881: 154 (drawing by Francesco Molon), Oberziner 1883b: 163 (drawing = AIF I: Taf. II, 31), Nalli 1895: 258 (drawing).

Molon's drawing (reproduced by Fiorelli) presents abstract letters rather than a facsimile, and Oberziner's is simply a copy of Fiorelli's; Nalli's drawing appears to be the most authentic one available. As already seen by Pellegrini 1915: 123, the group on the left can be identified as the sequence I sΘ sΘ sI s, which reoccurs on the bottom of beakers from Bostel. The longer sequence on the right may represent an inscription with linguistic content, cp. esp. AS-15. As Whatmough and Pellegrini point out, a reading Iota instead of C is likely in both instances of an apparently curved line, as in I sΘ sΘ sI s, hence Whatmough's reading iθunaθuśi. We prefer not to speculate based on the dubious drawing.

Further references: AIF I: no. 31, Pellegrini 1915: 121 ff., Tibiletti Bruno 1978: 236.


AIF I Carl Pauli, Altitalische Forschungen. Band 1: Die Inschriften nordetruskischen Alphabets, Leipzig: 1885.
Fiorelli 1881 Giuseppe Fiorelli, "VII. Rotzo", Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità (1881), 154–155.
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)