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Original script: Ś3 s[

Object: MA-24 ingot (lead)
Position: front
Script: unknown
Direction of writing: ambiguous
Letter height: 3.5 cm
Number of characters: 2
Number of lines: 1
Craftsmanship: engraved
Current condition: fragmentary
Date of inscription: 3rd–2nd centuries BC [from object]
Date derived from: archaeological context [from object]

Type: unknown
Language: unknown
Meaning: unknown

Alternative sigla: LIR MA-22 (a)
MLR 46
TM 218497
Sources: Schumacher 2004: 166


First published in Pellegrini 1918: 174. Autopsied by TIR in October 2015.

Images in Pellegrini 1918: 174 (fig. 6), LIR (photo and drawing).

A shape like Ś3 s with one straight hasta. To its right, an angle line d 120 s can be seen next to the abraded breaking edge (?) – conceivably addO4 s or, in line with Raetic writing, Φ2 s, but both characters are unlikely to be letters. As observed by Mancini (LIR MA-22 b), the second piece of lead found at Magrè, also mentioned by Pellegrini, bears a mark in the shape of Χ3 s. The two pieces and hence marks do not belong together.

Further references: PID Vol. II: 48 (note X).


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)