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Transliteration: ? / ?
Original script: ?

Object: NO-18 bowl (pottery)
Position: bottom
Script: unknown
Direction of writing: unknown
Letter height: 1.51.5 cm <br /> – 3 cm
Number of lines: 2
Craftsmanship: incised
Current condition: complete, damaged, unknown
Date of inscription: 3rd–2nd centuries BC [from object]
Date derived from: typology [from object]

Language: unknown
Meaning: unknown

Alternative sigla: IR 82
MLR 42
TM 218540
Sources: Schumacher 2004: 183



First published in IR. Autopsied by TIR in September 2014.

Images in IR (photo tav. LIV c and drawing = LIR) = MLR.

Listed as BZ-18 in Schumacher's corpus due to a wrong attribution by Mancini. For further information cp. NO-18 bowl and Dercolo.

A profusion of scratches of varying depth in two groups, the upper one (as in the drawing) about 7.2 cm, the lower one about 6.9 cm in length. While some of the lines form basic characters like Θ s or I s, many mesh and are part of zig-zag patterns. Possibly pseudo-script. See here for a discussion of possible interpretations of inscriptions with doubtful status.


IR Alberto Mancini, "Iscrizioni retiche", Studi Etruschi 43 (1975), 249–306.
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)