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Transliteration: iθi / iθiθi
Original script: I sΘ sI s
I sΘ sI sΘ sI s

Object: PU-2 loom weight (pottery)
Position: front, lateral
Script: none
Direction of writing: unknown
Letter height: 4 cm
Number of lines: 2
Craftsmanship: engraved
Current condition: damaged
Date of inscription: 5th–3rd centuries BC [from object]
Date derived from: archaeological context [from object]

Type: unknown
Language: none
Meaning: unknown

Alternative sigla: LIR SLO-3
MLR 137
TM 218544
Sources: Schumacher 2004: 187



First published in Mayr 1954. Autopsied by TIR in November 2014.

Images in Mayr 1954 (photos), MLR (photo) .

Length 4.8 cm and 6 cm respectively. Well discernible despite the damage of the object; situated on two adjoining sides. The two remaining sides are broken off and may have held similar marks. Clearly non-script; see Non-script notational systems for a discussion of possible interpretations of inscriptions with doubtful status. In line 2, the cross-shapes are symmetrically lopsided, making the arrangement reminiscent of the asterisk symbol in one of its many variants (e.g., symbol5 s).


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 1954 Karl M. Mayr, "Webstuhlgewicht mit rätischen Schriftzeichen", Der Schlern 28 (1954), 552–553.