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Transliteration: ]ạụṃ(?)e
Original script: ]E s(?)?U2 sA3 d[

Object: PU-6 bone (bone)
Position: centre"centre" is not in the list (front, back, top, bottom, inside, outside, neck, shoulder, foot, handle, ...) of allowed values for the "position" property.
Script: unknown
Direction of writing: sinistroverse
Letter height: 1 cm
Number of letters: 5
Number of lines: 1
Craftsmanship: engraved
Current condition: unknown
Archaeological culture: Late Iron Age [from object]
Date of inscription: 5th–4th centuries BC [from object]
Date derived from: archaeological context [from object]

Language: unknown
Meaning: unknown

Alternative sigla: LIR SLO-5
MLR 131
TM 218548
Sources: Schumacher 2004: 188, 212 f.


First published in Marinetti 1992: 693 f. (no. 2). Autopsied by Stefan Schumacher in 1992. Currently untraceable.

Image in Marinetti 1992: Fig. 1,2 (drawing = LIR = MLR), Schumacher 2004: Taf. 3,6 (drawing).

Length of the remains about 5 cm. Marinetti's and Schumacher's drawings agree widely. The first letter, damaged by the breaking edge, is conceivably Alpha. The Y-shape (with seriph?) following it may be identified as U2 s (cp. PU-5 and PU-11). If the next two characters are read as Mu and Nu (the latter with shortened hasta), they are both turned against writing direction: E sN dM dU2 sA3 d. Marchesini interprets the entire group as one letter Mu, which was written against writing direction, the corrected by adding the bars again on the left. One way or another, a Mu must be in there. Final Epsilon seems clear.


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)
Marinetti 1992 Anna Marinetti, "Documenti epigrafici da St. Lorenzen (Val Pusteria, Bolzano). Epigraphische Zeugnisse aus St. Lorenzen (Pustertal, Bozen)", in: Ingrid R. Metzger, Paul Gleirscher, Die Räter / I Reti [= Schriftenreihe der Arbeitsgemeinschaft Alpenländer, Neue Folge 4], Bozen: Athesia 1992, 691–700.