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Transliteration: $ ??
Original script: line d 1 sline d 1 sR dspace ssymbol s

Object: HU-5 bronze (bronze)
(Inscriptions: HU-5.1, HU-5.2, HU-5.3)
Position: bottom, foot
Script: none
Direction of writing: unknown
Letter height: 1 cm
Number of characters: 2 – 4
Number of lines: 1
Craftsmanship: embossed
Current condition: unknown
Date of inscription: 4th–3rd centuries BC [from object]
Date derived from: typology [from object]

Language: none
Meaning: unknown

Alternative sigla: LIR SA-19 (c)
MLR 305 (c)
TM 653550


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 = Schumacher 2004: Taf. 17,1 = LIR), MLR (photo and drawing = Gempeler 1976 photo and drawing).

Inscribed on the lower side of the bronze's base; length about 3.7 cm. The symbol symbol s appears on two Sanzeno votives (SZ-4.2 and SZ-5.2) where it may be interpreted as a factory mark, but these objects are of a different type. A closer fit is SZ-7 on a bronze of a horse (without rider), which also features symbol s alongside illegible characters on the lower side of the base. Note, however, that in HU-5.3, the two oblique strokes and the triangle on the left are applied with a much coarser instrument than symbol s, suggesting that the two groups do not belong together. (Another triangle shape, also applied with a broad chisel, is found on the horse's chest. For this, cp. SZ-20 and ???.) The most similar object to this one does not have any additional marks which might be compared. See here for possible interpretations of inscriptions with doubtful status.


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)