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Transliteration: ???
Original script: line v 1 s line v 01 sline d 20 sline d 02 sline v 1 s line v 1 s

Object: IT-1 potsherd (pottery)
Position: handle, outside
Script: unknown
Direction of writing: ambiguous
Letter height: 0.8 cm
Number of characters: 3
Number of lines: 1
Craftsmanship: incised before firing
Current condition: complete, restored
Archaeological culture: La Tène C, La Tène D [from object]
Date of inscription: 250–15 BC [from object]
Date derived from: archaeological context [from object]

Language: unknown
Meaning: unknown

Alternative sigla: IR 104
MLR sub iudice nr. 20
TM 218555
Sources: Schumacher 2004: 190



First published in Kasseroler 1957: 102 (M 619). Autopsied by TIR in November 2013.

Pictures in Kasseroler 1957: Taf. 42,1 (photo = Franz 1958c: Taf. 7,1), IR (drawing), LIR (drawing), MLR (photo = Franz 1958c: Taf. 7,1).

Length 1.2 cm. Theoretically legible as ini or iuii. Franz (p. 67) and Kasseroler (p. 79) read INI in Roman letters. Added to the corpus by Mancini, but belonging with a number of potsherds from the Himmelreich bearing diverse characters which are clearly non-script.


Franz 1958c Leonhard Franz, "Zwei Inschriften vom "Himmelreich"", in: Konrad Fichtl (Ed.), Wattner Buch [= Schlern-Schriften 165], Innsbruck: 1958, 67–68.
IR Alberto Mancini, "Iscrizioni retiche", Studi Etruschi 43 (1975), 249–306.
Kasseroler 1957 Alfons Kasseroler, Die vorgeschichtliche Niederlassung auf dem „Himmelreich“ bei Wattens [= Schlern-Schriften 166], Innsbruck: Wagner 1957.
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)