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Transliteration: lasθeφutiχinu
Original script: U3 sN sI sΧ sI sT sU3 sΦ sE sΘ sS dA7 sL s

Object: MA-19 antler (antler)
Position: front
Script: North Italic script (Magrè alphabet)
Direction of writing: sinistroverse
Letter height: 11 cm <br /> – 1.5 cm
Number of letters: 13
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: 'Lasθe, son of Φutiχi*'

Alternative sigla: PID 239
MLR 57
TM 218492
Sources: Schumacher 2004: 165


First published in Pellegrini 1918: 183 (no. 9).

Images in Pellegrini 1918: 183, fig. 16 (drawing), LIR (photo and drawings), MLR (photos).

Length 8.3 cm, starting at the narrower end of the antler piece. With deeply incised letters on a well preserved object, the inscription is in excellent condition and very well legible. Tau is damaged by a break, but unambiguous.

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

On the back, at 2.7 cm from the broader end, an arrangement of lines line v 1 sspace sline v 1 sspace sline d 21 sline d 12 s (length 2.2 cm), as is the case on almost all the antler votives from Magrè.

Further references: Kretschmer 1932, Kretschmer 1943: 178 f., Pisani 1964: 319 (no. 135b), Tibiletti Bruno 1978: 236 f., Morandi 1982: 199 (no. 74).


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)