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Transliteration: iuiu
Original script: U2 sI sU2 sI s

Object: BZ-8 situla (bronze)
(Inscriptions: BZ-8.1, BZ-8.2)
Position: rim
Script: unknown
Direction of writing: ambiguous
Number of characters: 4
Number of lines: 1
Craftsmanship: embossed
Current condition: complete
Date of inscription: beginning of the 4th century BC [from object]
Date derived from: typology, archaeological context [from object]

Language: unknown
Meaning: unknown

Alternative sigla: PID 194 (b)
MLR 9 (A)
TM 218530
Sources: Schumacher 2004: 180


First published in Wieser 1891: 322.

Picture in Wieser 1891: 322 (drawing), MLR (photo).

Embossed on the rim like BZ-8.1, but with a different tool. The chevron between the two straight strokes is shorter than the other one; the sequence has been read , uni (Wieser) and niu (Whatmough). Probably non-script – maybe a manufacturer's mark (compare BZ-7)?.

Further references: Campi 1901: 6, Battisti 1936b: 597, Battisti 1944: 226.


Battisti 1936b Carlo Battisti, "Rassegna critica degli studi linguistici sull'Alto Adige nel quinquennio 1931-36", Archivio per l'Alto Adige 31/2 (1936), 561–611.
Battisti 1944 Carlo Battisti, "Osservazioni sulla lingua delle iscrizioni nell'alfabeto etrusco settentrionale di Bolzano", Studi Etruschi 18 (1944), 199–236.
Campi 1901 Luigi Campi, "Iscrizione Funeraria Etrusca Rinvenuto in Tavon nella Naunia", Archivio Trentino XVI (1901), 3–12.
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)