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Transliteration: φausu?
Original script: Θ sU2 sS dU2 sA3 dΦ s

Object: NO-7 antler (antler)
Position: front
Script: North Italic script (Sanzeno alphabet)
Direction of writing: sinistroverse
Letter height: 1.61.6 cm <br /> – 1.9 cm
Number of letters: 6
Number of lines: 1
Craftsmanship: engraved
Current condition: complete
Date of inscription:
Date derived from:

Language: unknown
Meaning: 'Bauso' (PN) (?)

Alternative sigla: IR 73
MLR 35
TM 218450
Sources: Schumacher 2004: 151, 336



First published in Mayr 1957: 230 f. Autopsied by TIR in October 2014.

Images in Mayr 1957: Abb. 1 (photo), IR (photo tv. XXXVb and drawing) = LIR, MLR (photo).

Length 3 cm, starting from the broad end of the piece of antler. The letters are tidy and well legible. The interpretation of the St. Andrew's cross as being a seperate entity from the others characters is based on the identification of φausu with the name Bauso (see word page). Mayr read Θ s as an abbreviation for the verbal form þinake, Schumacher 1998: 94 prefers to interpret it as a delimiter (cp. CE-1.5).

Further references: Mayr 1962: 222, Tibiletti Bruno 1978: 221.


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)
Mayr 1957 Karl M. Mayr, "Hirschhornvotive mit rätischen Inschriften aus Meclo (Mechel) am Nonsberg", Der Schlern 31 (1957), 230–231.