|Object:||BZ-5 handle (bronze)|
|Position:||centre"centre" is not in the list (front, back, top, bottom, inside, outside, neck, shoulder, foot, handle, ...) of allowed values for the "position" property., outside|
|Direction of writing:||sinistroverse|
|Letter height:||1 cm|
|Number of letters:||3|
|Number of lines:||1|
|Archaeological culture:||La Tène A, La Tène B [from object]|
|Date of inscription:||5th–3rd centuries BC [from object]|
|Date derived from:||typology [from object]|
|Alternative sigla:||LIR BZ-5|
|Sources:||Schumacher 2004: 179, 209 f.|
First published in Lunz 1985.
On the flat part on the outside of the handle; length of the entire inscription 6.3 cm (0.8 cm only the letters). On the very right, an octothorpe covering the entire breadth of the handle. At a small distance to its left, a row of characters only half as high, being inscribed below the ridge which runs along the middle of the handle: A cross , after a small space , with the left and right of the vertical strokes being much fainter than the others. Immediately after this, the three letters . The entire inscription is well readable and unambiguous, but the relation of the various parts is unclear. Possibly a comparatively elaborate factory mark; see here for a discussion of possible interpretations of inscriptions with doubtful status.
|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)|
|Lunz 1985||Reimo Lunz, "Eine neue "rätische" Inschrift aus Siebeneich", in: Assessorato alla Cultura del Comune di Bolzano (Ed.), Scavi nella conca di Bolzano e nella Bassa Atesina 1976–1985. Ausgrabungen im Raum Bozen und Unterland 1976–1985, Bolzano: 1985, 143–147.|