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Transliteration: ]θak[
Original script: ]K sA7 sΘ2 s[

Object: IT-9 fragment (bronze)
Position: back
Script: North Italic script
Direction of writing: sinistroverse
Letter height: 1 cm – 1.9 cm
Number of letters: 3
Number of lines: 1
Craftsmanship: embossed
Current condition: fragmentary
Date of inscription: probably 5th century [from object]
Date derived from: typology, cultural context [from object]

Type: prob. votive
Language: unknown
Meaning: unknown

Alternative sigla: TM 968005


First published in Kirchmayr & Schumacher 2019: 265. Examined by Stefan Schumacher in September 2018.

Images in Kirchmayr & Schumacher 2019: 262, Abb. 5 (photo and drawing).

Length of the remains 2.2 cm. The letters were embossed sinistroverse on the back of the miniature shield, but are not visible on the front, probably due to a hard work surface (p. 258). All three are complete and well legible.

Theta appears in its small form, as common in North Tyrol (cf. IT-7 and IT-8, the latter also from the Pillerhöhe); the shape of alpha A7 s also occurs with frequency in the north.

Due to the shortness of the remaining sequence, no interpretation can be offered.


Kirchmayr & Schumacher 2019 Margarethe Kirchmayr, Stefan Schumacher, "Ein Miniaturschild mit rätischer Inschrift vom Fernpass", in: Simon Hye, Ulrike Töchterle (eds), UPIKU:TAUKE. Festschrift für Gerhard Tomedi zum 65. Geburtstag [= Universitätsforschungen zur prähistorischen Archäologie 339], Bonn: 2019, 257–268.