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Transliteration: knusesusinu
Original script: U sN sI sS dU sS dE sS dU sN sK s

Object: MA-18 antler (antler)
Position: front
Script: North Italic script (Magrè alphabet)
Direction of writing: sinistroverse
Letter height: 0.80.8 cm <br /> – 1.2 cm
Number of letters: 11
Number of lines: 1
Craftsmanship: engraved
Current condition: complete, damaged
Date of inscription: 3rd–2nd centuries BC [from object]
Date derived from: archaeological context [from object]

Language: Raetic
Meaning: 'Knuse, son of Susi'

Alternative sigla: PID 238
MLR 56
TM 218491
Sources: Schumacher 2004: 165


First published in Pellegrini 1918: 182 f. (no. 8).

Images in Pellegrini 1918: 182, fig. 15 (drawing), LIR (photo and drawings), MLR (photos).

Length 6.1 cm, starting at the broader end of the antler piece. Deeply engraved and well legible; the second Nu is damaged by a break, but unambiguous.

The inscription contains a Raetic name formula (individual name + patronym in -nu).

On the back, at 2.4 cm from the broader end, an arrangement of lines line d 0001 sline v 1 sspace sline v 1 sspace sline d 21 sline d 12 sspace sline v 1 s (length 3.4 cm), as is the case on almost all the antler votives from Magrè.

Further references: Kretschmer 1932, Kretschmer 1943: 178 f., Pisani 1964: 319, Tibiletti Bruno 1978: 237.


Kretschmer 1932 Paul Kretschmer, "Die Etruskerfrage und die Inschriften von Magrè", in: Axel Nelson (Ed.), Symbolae philologicae O.A. Danielsson Octogenario dicatae, Uppsala: 1932, 134–142.
Kretschmer 1943 Paul Kretschmer, "Die vorgriechischen Sprach- und Volksschichten (Fortsetzung)", Glotta 30 (1943), 84–218.
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)