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Transliteration: ?(?)u
Original script: A7 sU2 s or Θ sI sU2 s

Object: BZ-23 potsherd (pottery)
Position: foot, inside
Script: unknown
Direction of writing: ambiguous
Letter height: 1.11.1 cm <br /> – 1.2 cm
Number of characters: 2 – 3
Number of lines: 1
Craftsmanship: incised
Current condition: complete, restored
Archaeological culture: Hallstatt D, La Tène A, La Tène B [from object]
Date of inscription: end of the 6th–middle of the 3rd centuries BC [from object]
Date derived from: archaeological context [from object]

Language: unknown
Meaning: unknown

Alternative sigla: IR 69
MLR 301
TM 653540
Sources: Schumacher 2004: 197


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

Images in Torggler-Wöß 1953b: 442, fig. 1 (drawing), IR (photo tav. XLIX, fig. a and drawing = LIR), MLR (photo).

Listed as HU-2 in Schumacher's corpus – the inscription was republished by Mancini as one of unknown provenance.

The scratches can be arranged to read A7 sU2 s ua or Θ sI sU2 s uiθ – the black inlay is misleading, as it does not fill the scratches completely. Probably non-script. See here for a discussion of possible interpretations of inscriptions with doubtful status.


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)