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Transliteration: avvi
Original script: I sV sV sA15 s

Object: BZ-16 chisel (iron)
Position: upper area"upper area" is not in the list (front, back, top, bottom, inside, outside, neck, shoulder, foot, handle, ...) of allowed values for the "position" property.
Script: unknown
Direction of writing: sinistroverse
Letter height: 0.30.3 cm <br /> – 0.5 cm
Number of characters: 4
Number of lines: 1
Craftsmanship: embossed
Current condition: damaged, restored
Date of inscription:
Date derived from:

Language: unknown
Meaning: unknown

Alternative sigla: LIR BZ-7
TM 218538
Sources: Schumacher 2004: 182, 211 f.


First published in Pallua 1970: 43. Autopsied by TIR in November 2013.

Pictures in Pallua 1970: 43, Abb. 9 (drawing), Schumacher 2004: Taf. 4,2 (drawing), LIR (drawing), MLR (photo).

Near the wheel head, length 2.9 cm. Possibly damaged at the top by corrosion. If interpreted as script, the presence of V s implies a sinistroverse reading. Schumacher and Mancini also consider a reading aeei or avei, but no additional bars can be made out. Mancini's argument concerning the relative distance between the twigs of the second and third characters is hardly decisive for characters this small. Non-script or pseudo-script cannot be excluded.


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)