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Transliteration: ṭịte
Original script: E sT3 sI sT3 s

Object: BZ-11 cist (bronze)
Position: rim
Script: North Italic script (Sanzeno alphabet)
Direction of writing: sinistroverse
Letter height: 6 mm0.6 cm <br /> 0.6 cm <br />
Number of letters: 4
Number of lines: 1
Craftsmanship: embossed
Current condition: unknown
Archaeological culture: La Tène B, La Tène C [from object]
Date of inscription:
Date derived from:

Language: unknown
Meaning: unknown

Alternative sigla: IR 80
MLR 287
TM 218533
Sources: Schumacher 2004: 181


First published in Vetter 1943: 80. Non vidi.

Pictures in Mayr 1960c: Abb. 1 (photo), IR (photo tav. LIII c and drawing = LIR), MLR (photo = IR photo tav. LIII c).

Length acc. to Mancini 3.1 cm. Judging by the photos, a white inlay has been applied. While te seems clear, only the upper parts of the first two letters are preserved; the reading tite (pipe) goes back to Mayr, who compared this testimony with an identical sequence in the incorrectly segmented BZ-4. The reading in its updated form is supported by the possible comparison with the Etruscan PN tite.

Further references: Mayr 1960c: 127, Tibiletti Bruno 1978: 226.


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)