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Transliteration: erikian vetelie
Original script: E sI sL2 sE sT3 sE sV sspace sN sA5 sI sK sI sR sE s

Object: SZ-11 bronze (bronze)
Position: front, centre"centre" is not in the list (front, back, top, bottom, inside, outside, neck, shoulder, foot, handle, ...) of allowed values for the "position" property., right area"right area" is not in the list (front, back, top, bottom, inside, outside, neck, shoulder, foot, handle, ...) of allowed values for the "position" property.
Script: North Italic script (Sanzeno alphabet)
Direction of writing: sinistroverse
Letter height: 0.60.6 cm <br /> – 0.9 cm
Number of letters: 14
Number of lines: 1
Craftsmanship: unknown, embossed
Current condition: complete
Date of inscription:
Date derived from:

Language: Raetic
Meaning: unknown

Alternative sigla: IR 24
TM 218381
Sources: Schumacher 2004: 134



First published in Mayr 1951: 133 (no. XI). Autopsied by TIR in October 2014.

Images in Roberti 1950: Tav. IV,XI (drawing) = Mayr 1951: 135 (XI), Pellegrini 1951: no. 11 (photo) and 313 (11) (drawing), LIR (photo and drawing = IR).

Inscribed on the front of the bronze, the first word on the head of the right-hand side horse (length about 2.5 cm), the second word on the shared torso above the ridge running along it (length about 4.2 cm). The letters are well legible and unambiguous.

vetelie is best interpreted as an individual name in -ie. erikian remains obscure.

On the lower side of the belly (below the ridge) a number of marks (both lines, struck with a different instrument than the inscription, and dots; see drawing); cp. diverse marks on other Sanzeno bronzes.

Further references: Pellegrini 1951: 314 (no. 11) and 325, Lejeune 1951: 212, Ribezzo 1952: 525, Mayr 1952: 176, Vetter 1954: 71, Tibiletti Bruno 1978: 223.


IR Alberto Mancini, "Iscrizioni retiche", Studi Etruschi 43 (1975), 249–306.
Lejeune 1951 Michel Lejeune, "L'Inscription Rétique de Castelcies", Studi Etruschi 21 (1951), 209–214.
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 1951 Karl M. Mayr, "Die Inschriften der Votive von Sanzeno (2)", Der Schlern 25 (1951), 30–32, 78–79, 133–135, 179–181.
Mayr 1952 Karl M. Mayr, "Zu den Inschriften der Votive von Sanzeno", Der Schlern 26 (1952), 175–177.