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Transliteration: tianusataṇ
Original script: N sA dT3 sA dS dU2 sN sA5 sI sT3 s

Object: NO-2 strainer (bronze)
Position: outside
Script: North Italic script (Sanzeno alphabet)
Direction of writing: sinistroverse
Letter height: 0.90.9 cm <br /> – 1.4 cm
Number of letters: 10
Number of lines: 1
Craftsmanship: engraved
Current condition: complete, restored
Archaeological culture: Late Iron Age [from object]
Date of inscription:
Date derived from:

Language: unknown
Meaning: unknown

Alternative sigla: IR 75
MLR 27
TM 218445
Sources: Schumacher 2004: 150, 336


First published in Franz 1958b. Autopsied by TIR in November 2013.

Images in Franz 1958b: Abb. 2 (drawing), Mayr 1960f: 389 (drawing) and IR (photo tav. LII, fig. b and drawing = LIR), MLR (photo).

The inscription, about 8.5 cm long, is located right under the rim and in good condition. While Franz read tianusatau in spite of the oddly misaligned U2 s, Mayr 1960f: 389 proposed tianusatan with the hasta of N s missing due to a mistake by the writer, citing as a parallel the inscription SZ-16 laθurusi tianusa tanin. Schumacher's idea that NO-2 might be a forgery based on SZ-16 (p. 336) relied on his incorrect segmentation of that inscription, and can now be dismissed. The inscription does, however, appear to be incomplete for unknown reasons. The fragmentary word might have been tanin as in SZ-16 or taniun.

Further references: Tibiletti Bruno 1978: 221.


Franz 1958b Leonhard Franz, "Eine Inschrift aus Cles", Der Schlern 32 (1958), 39–40.
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)