|Variant Reading:||φ̣]rima piθamn[ạ|
|Object:||SR-5 antler (antler)|
|Script:||North Italic script (Magrè alphabet)|
|Direction of writing:||sinistroverse|
|Letter height:||1.11.1 cm <br /> – 1.6 cm|
|Number of letters:||12|
|Number of lines:||1|
|Current condition:||damaged, complete|
|Date of inscription:||3rd century BC [from object]|
|Date derived from:||archaeological context [from object]|
|Meaning:||'Φrima, son/daughter of Piθam(n)e'|
|Alternative sigla:||IR 87|
|Sources:||Schumacher 2004: 157, 338|
Object SR-5 antler with inscription SR-5.
Object SR-5 antler with inscription SR-5 - rear side.
Object SR-5 antler with inscription SR-5 - line 1.
Inscription SR-5 - line 2.
First published in Pellegrini & Sebesta 1965: 12 f. (no. 5). Autopsied by TIR in November 2014.
Images in Pellegrini & Sebesta 1965: 12 (drawing) and fig. 8 (photo), IR (drawing = LIR), LIR (photo).
Length of the remains about 10.5 cm. The scratches are deep and broad and very clearly legible. The letter preceding is almost certainly : The breaking edge, along which the edges of lines can be seen, runs in a tidy angle. Cp. SZ-2. The reading of the sixth letter as Pi is backed by the excellent documentation of the individual name piθam(n)e. The letter after might be or ; the latter option is more likely, as no trace of the tip of a bar can be made out. See ??? for a discussion on whether the use of -nu vs. -na indicates gender. It is probable that the inscription as given above is complete.
Below , a sequence is inscribed in the same manner as the inscription proper; the two Sigmas being opposed, it is symmetrical and most certainly non-script. The same goes for the scratches on the back of the object: A sequence ] or similar, length 1.8 cm, damaged along the middle by a broad crack, is applied with a different instrument; also non-script.
Further references: Pellegrini & Sebesta 1965: 20 f., Mayr 1965, Tibiletti Bruno 1978: 235 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)|