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Transliteration: ruśie
Original script: E sI sŚ sU2 sR s

Object: BZ-14 plaque (bronze)
Position: outside
Script: North Italic script (Sanzeno alphabet)
Direction of writing: sinistroverse
Letter height: 1.8 cm
Number of letters: 5
Number of lines: 1
Craftsmanship: engraved
Current condition: complete
Date of inscription:
Date derived from:

Language: Raetic
Meaning: 'Ruśie' (PN)

Alternative sigla: IR 78
TM 218536
Sources: Schumacher 2004: 182



First published in Mayr 1947.

Images in Mayr 1960d: Abb. 1 (photo), IR (photo tav. LIII b and drawing = LIR), MLR (photo and transcription of the inscription).

Length 2.5 cm. Each line is executed with numerous thin little scratches, but apart from the hasta of R s, the inscription is very tidy; the reading is unambiguous. A crack opening at the bottom follows the lower bar of R s. ruśie is most easily interpreted as a Raetic individual name in the nominative case with the typical auslaut in -ie.

Further references: Franz 1957: 105 f., Mayr 1960d (I), Tibiletti Bruno 1978: 226.


Franz 1957 Leonhard Franz, "Südtiroler Reitia-Inschriften", Der Schlern 31 (1957), 105–109.
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)
Mayr 1947 Karl M. Mayr, "Vorrömische Inschrift vom Putzer-Gschleier in Eppan", Der Schlern 21 (1947), 267.