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Transliteration: (?)]?a[
Original script: (?)]?A s[

Object: NO-5 potsherd (pottery)
Position: outside
Script: unknown
Direction of writing: ambiguous
Letter height: 2 cm
Number of letters: 2
Number of lines: 1
Craftsmanship: incised
Current condition: damaged, fragmentary
Archaeological culture: Late Iron Age [from object]
Date of inscription: 5th–1st centuries BC [from object]
Date derived from: archaeological context, cultural context [from object]

Language: unknown
Meaning: unknown

Alternative sigla: PID 212
TM 218448
Sources: Schumacher 2004: 151



First published in Pauli 1888: 144 ff. Autopsied by TIR in October 2014.

Images in Pauli 1888: Tav. II,3 (drawing), Mayr 1957: Abb. 2 (photo), LIR (drawing).

Dextroverse A s on the right is clearly identifiable depite the missing top. The hasta to its left is slightly oblique. Pauli read Φ s, Whatmough suggested R d, but in fact not even traces of bars can be verified. If anything, the straight breaking edge to the right of the hasta's top allows for a bar line d 20 s, yielding P2 s. The straight breaking edge on the left of the fragment may follow a hasta. Mancini compares φausuθ on NO-7, but note that the object is most certainly a ceramic fragment and not one of bone as assumed by Pauli (for this purpose cp. also the page related to the object).

Further references: NRIE 110, Battisti 1944: 234.


Battisti 1944 Carlo Battisti, "Osservazioni sulla lingua delle iscrizioni nell'alfabeto etrusco settentrionale di Bolzano", Studi Etruschi 18 (1944), 199–236.
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)
Mayr 1957 Karl M. Mayr, "Hirschhornvotive mit rätischen Inschriften aus Meclo (Mechel) am Nonsberg", Der Schlern 31 (1957), 230–231.