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Transliteration: χariχa remi
Original script: I sM sE sR sspace sA dΧ sI sR sA dΧ s

Object: SZ-2 bronze (bronze)
(Inscriptions: SZ-2.1, SZ-2.2)
Position: back
Script: North Italic script
Direction of writing: sinistroverse
Letter height: 11 cm <br /> – 1.9 cm
Number of letters: 10
Number of lines: 1
Craftsmanship: embossed
Current condition: complete
Date of inscription:
Date derived from:

Language: Raetic
Meaning: unknown

Alternative sigla: IR 15 b
LIR SA-4 b
TM 218372
Sources: Schumacher 2004: 132, 335



First published in Mayr 1950: 333 (no. II). Autopsied by TIR in October 2014.

Images in Mayr 1950: 335 (II), Pellegrini 1951: no. 2b (photo) and 307 (2b) (drawing), LIR (photo and drawing = IR).

Length 6.8 cm. Inscribed on the back of the bronze, starting at the bifurcated end. The letters are well legible and unambiguous, and extend over the entire breadth of the object. Second A d is disturbed by the drilled circle in the centre; it appears to have been inscribed after the circle was applied. There is a distinct space between the two words (about 0.5 cm).

The inscription contains the individual name remi already mentioned in the inscription on the front of the bronze (SZ-2.1). χariχa can either be another individual name, or an individual name χari (possibly attested elsewhere) with an enclitic conjunction -χa 'and'. It is not clear whether the two inscriptions on the back and the front belong together – the repetition of remi seems to suggest it, though why this person should be named twice remains open to speculation.

Further references: Pellegrini 1951: 323, Lejeune 1951: 214 (note 10), Mayr 1952: 175 (2b), Pellegrini 1953: 239 f., Pellegrini 1954: 430 f., Tibiletti Bruno 1978: 223 f.


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 1950 Karl M. Mayr, "Die Inschriften der Votive von Sanzeno (1)", Der Schlern 24 (1950), 332–336, 407–409.
Mayr 1952 Karl M. Mayr, "Zu den Inschriften der Votive von Sanzeno", Der Schlern 26 (1952), 175–177.