|Object:||HU-5 bronze (bronze)|
(Inscriptions: HU-5.1, HU-5.2, HU-5.3)
|Script:||North Italic script (Sanzeno alphabet)|
|Direction of writing:||sinistroverse|
|Letter height:||0.60.6 cm <br /> – 1 cm|
|Number of letters:||7|
|Number of lines:||1|
|Date of inscription:||4th–3rd centuries BC [from object]|
|Date derived from:||typology [from object]|
|Alternative sigla:||LIR SA-19 (b)|
MLR 305 (b)
|Sources:||Schumacher 2004: 331|
First published in Schumacher 1994: 315 ff. Autopsied by Stefan Schumacher in October 1992.
Images in Gempeler 1976: Abb. 11b (photo and drawing), Schumacher 1994: Abb. 5 (drawing based on the one in Gempeler 1976 = Schumacher 2004: Taf. 17,1 = LIR), MLR (photo and drawing = Gempeler 1976 photo and drawing).
Inscribed on the upper side of the bronze's base; length about 2.8 cm. Schumacher 1994 describes the inscription as follows: A hasta, damaged on top by corrosion, followed by a bar which does not touch it – or ? Then another hasta damaged in the middle, probably . The next letters are fairly well legible. The final letter is read as a small by Schumacher, based on the observation that the area above it is not corroded. The photo in Gempeler, however, does appear to show a damage; this in combination with the arbitrary smallness of and linguistic considerations – maybe an individual name in -e as in HU-5.1? – makes a reading more likely (cp. LIR).
The forms of Lambda demonstrates the inscription to be written in the Sanzeno alphabet; the inscription should be considered part of the subcorpus of the Sanzeno votive inscriptions on bronzes (as done in LIR, cp. also Ciurletti 1992: 35 f.), even though the provenance of the object cannot be verified.
|Ciurletti 1992||Gianni Ciurletti, "Omaggio al cavaliere di Sanzeno", in: Ingrid R. Metzger, Paul Gleirscher, Die Räter / I Reti [= Schriftenreihe der Arbeitsgemeinschaft Alpenländer, Neue Folge 4], Bozen: Athesia 1992, 27–39.|
|Gempeler 1976||Robert D. Gempeler, Werke der Antike im Kunsthaus Zürich [= Sammlungsheft 5], Zürich: Kunsthaus Zürich 1976.|
|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)|