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Transliteration: ṃṿạḳ[
Original script: M dV dA dK d[

Object: PU-8 potsherd (pottery)
Position: outside, bottom
Script: unknown
Direction of writing: dextroverse
Letter height: 1 cm
Number of characters: 4
Number of lines: 1
Craftsmanship: incised
Current condition: damaged, fragmentary
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-7
MLR 132
TM 218550
Sources: Schumacher 2004: 188, 213


First published in Marinetti 1992: 696 (no. 4). Autopsied by TIR on 16th November 2015.

Image in Marinetti 1992: Fig. 1.4 (drawings = LIR = MLR).

Length about 3 cm. The first character is probably M d, though the last bar is decidedly curving inwards. The next character is read V d by Marinetti; only the angle line v 01 sline d 02 s is well visible, the traces above it are very faint. In the area to the left, the surface is even more heavily damaged; Marinetti reads A dK d, which is possible, but doubtful. See here for a discussion of possible interpretations of inscriptions with doubtful status.


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.