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Transliteration: χevisianaθi
Original script: I sΘ sA5 sN sA5 sI sS dI sV sE sΧ s

Object: SZ-18 key (bronze)
Position: upper area"upper 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
Direction of writing: sinistroverse
Letter height: 1.21.2 cm <br /> – 1.5 cm
Number of letters: 11
Number of lines: 1
Craftsmanship: embossed
Current condition: complete, restored
Date of inscription:
Date derived from:

Language: unknown
Meaning: unknown

Alternative sigla: PID 199
TM 218388
Sources: Schumacher 2004: 136



First published in PID. Autopsied by TIR in November 2013.

Pictures in LIR: 93 (photo and drawing).

Inscription length 7.0 cm. The inscription is in excellent condition, the reading is unambiguous.

On the squared end of the object, a sign (or signs?), part of which is damaged by corrosion. The remains, filled with white inlay like the inscription, appear as line d 21 sline d 12 sline v 1 s. Most probably not script.

Further references: NRIE 95, Battisti 1936b: 597, Battisti 1944: 229 f., Mayr 1962: 222 (1), Tibiletti Bruno 1978: 225.


Battisti 1936b Carlo Battisti, "Rassegna critica degli studi linguistici sull'Alto Adige nel quinquennio 1931-36", Archivio per l'Alto Adige 31/2 (1936), 561–611.
Battisti 1944 Carlo Battisti, "Osservazioni sulla lingua delle iscrizioni nell'alfabeto etrusco settentrionale di Bolzano", Studi Etruschi 18 (1944), 199–236.
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)