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Transliteration: ịị?(?)ị[
Original script: ?

Object: BZ-21 potsherd (pottery)
Position: bottom, outside
Script: unknown
Direction of writing: ambiguous
Number of characters: 3 – 5
Craftsmanship: incised
Current condition: fragmentary
Archaeological culture: La Tène A [from object]
Date of inscription: middle of the 5th–1st half of the 4th centuries BC [from object]
Date derived from: typology, archaeological context [from object]

Language: unknown
Meaning: unknown

Alternative sigla: MLR sub iudice nr. 18
TM 653538


First published in Franz 1959: 229 (C. 2). Autopsied by TIR in November 2013.

Only the upper or lower part of the inscription is left: two strokes, a chevron and probably two more strokes. Franz read iiθi, ignoring the leftmost trace, with Θ s and I s very close to each other - if letters, A2 s would be a more likely conjecture. Compare, however, BZ-20. See here for a discussion of possible interpretations of inscriptions with doubtful status.


Franz 1959 Leonhard Franz, "Rätische Inschriften im Innsbrucker Landesmuseum", Der Schlern 33 (1959), 228–229.