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Transliteration: ?]ṿilna
Original script: A3 sN sL sI sV2 s[

Object: SR-3 antler (antler)
(Inscriptions: SR-3.1, SR-3.2)
Position: front
Script: North Italic script (Magrè alphabet)
Direction of writing: sinistroverse
Letter height: 1.4 cm
Number of letters: 6
Craftsmanship: engraved
Current condition: damaged, incomplete
Date of inscription: 3rd century BC [from object]
Date derived from: archaeological context [from object]

Language: Raetic
Meaning: unknown

Alternative sigla: IR 85
LIR SE-1 (2)
MLR 81 (b)
TM 218461
Sources: Schumacher 2004: 157



First published in Pellegrini & Sebesta 1965: 10 f. (no. 3). Autopsied by TIR in November 2014.

Images in Pellegrini & Sebesta 1965: 10 (drawing) and fig. 5 (photo), IR (drawing = LIR), LIR (photo), MLR (photo).

Length of the remains about 2.5 cm. Inscribed more slightly than SR-3.1, starting from the narrower end of the piece of antler. The inscription must have been applied after SR-3.1, as its last letter had to be offset to avoid disturbance by the last letter of SR-3.1. Despite the differences in line thickness and style (Alpha), it cannot be excluded that SR-3.1 and SR-3.2 are two lines of the same inscription.

The drawings and photographs provided by Pellegrini and Mancini show that today a small fragment on the breaking edge is missing; this fragment appears to have held the central part of a character before V2 s (the remains of a hasta?). V2 s, being damaged, might also be read E2 s, but as Mancini argues, the possibility of a third bar having disappeared (in either top or bottom) is not a sufficient reason to settle on E2 s. This holds true also in the light of following I s and a consequent diphthong ei. The fact that V2 s is upside-down might even suggest a reading H2 d instead of I sV2 s, but the bars do not appear to touch the second hasta at all. Also, reading H2 d would require reading U s instead of L s for the next character, whose alleged bar is longish, but still decidedly shorter than the hasta. N s is all but gone today due to the recent damage of the object (cp. SR-3 antler), but appears to have been perfectly well legible. Of offset A3 s, only the tip is damaged.

We are probably concerned with a Raetic word suffixed with -na.

Further references: Mayr 1969: 330 f..


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)