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Transliteration: ]anu[
Original script: ]U2 sN sA4 s[

Object: BZ-1 potsherd (pottery)
Position: bottom, outside
Script: unknown
Direction of writing: ambiguous
Letter height: 1.61.6 cm <br /> – 2.0 cm
Number of letters: 3
Number of lines: 1
Craftsmanship: incised
Current condition: unknown
Archaeological culture: La Tène A, La Tène B [from object]
Date of inscription: middle of the 5th–middle of the 3rd centuries BC [from object]
Date derived from: typology, archaeological context [from object]

Language: unknown
Meaning: unknown

Alternative sigla: IR 102
MLR 74
TM 218523
Sources: Schumacher 2004: 178


First published in Torggler-Wöß 1953b: 442 f. Autopsied by TIR in November 2013.

Pictures in Torggler-Wöß 1953b: 442, fig. 2 (drawing), Franz 1959: Taf. 3,5 (drawing), Lunz 1974: Taf. 73,1 (drawing) and IR (photo tav. LVI, fig. b; and drawing = LIR).

Torggler-Wöß mentions remains of an inscription and only two characters. The orientation of the inscription is ambiguous – either Alpha or Nu is written upside-down. Above representation chooses the sinistroverse reading with straight N s; compare BZ-2 for another inscription which might be read dextroverse with upside-down N2 d (and straight E d). The Θ s in θ]anu read by Mancini is not verifiable: The stroke in question (see his drawing) is not as deep as the others and may not be intentional.

Further references: Franz 1959: 228 f.


Franz 1959 Leonhard Franz, "Rätische Inschriften im Innsbrucker Landesmuseum", Der Schlern 33 (1959), 228–229.
IR Alberto Mancini, "Iscrizioni retiche", Studi Etruschi 43 (1975), 249–306.
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)
Lunz 1974 Reimo Lunz, Studien zur End-Bronzezeit und älteren Eisenzeit im Südalpenraum, Firenze: Sansoni 1974.