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Transliteration: piθan[
Original script: ]N sA13 sΘ2 sI sP4 s
Variant Reading: riθan[
]N sA13 sΘ2 sI sR2 s

Object: IT-8 potsherd (pottery)
Position: outside
Script: North Italic script (Magrè alphabet)
Direction of writing: sinistroverse
Letter height: 11 cm <br /> – 1.6 cm
Number of letters: 5
Number of lines: 1
Craftsmanship: incised before firing
Current condition: incomplete
Archaeological culture: La Tène A [from object]
Date of inscription:
Date derived from:

Language: Raetic
Meaning: unknown

Alternative sigla: TM 653557



First published in TIR. First print publication in Salomon 2018: 94f. Examined by TIR in July 2014.

Images in Tschurtschenthaler & Wein 1998: 249, Abb. 24 (photo) and Salomon 2018: 94, fig. 60 (drawing = drawing on this page).

Length of the remains 3.8 cm, starting from the lower part of the handle, running upwards. It is unlikely that the handle broke along a hasta, as it would have been very close to preceding nu, and the edge is scraggy. The letters are legible without ambiguity, apart from the first one: the angle, rounded, does not quite reach either the bottom of the line or the hasta, although the letters generally are very tidily scratched. We prefer a reading as a variant of Venetoid two-bar pi P4 s, as should be expected in the context of the Magrè alphabet, over rho R2 s based on comparison with similar letter shapes in IT-4 and maybe ST-2, and the likelihood of a reading with initial pi – cf. especially MA-2 piθanme. This form of pi seems to be typical for the Raetic north (see Script). Another letter form typical for North Tyrol is small theta Θ2 s, which also occurs in IT-7 and IT-9.