|Object:||SZ-20 bronze (bronze)|
(Inscriptions: SZ-20, SZ-21)
|Position:||front, 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.|
|Direction of writing:||unknown|
|Current condition:||complete, restored|
|Date of inscription:||5th–1st centuries BC [from object]|
|Date derived from:||cultural context [from object]|
|Alternative sigla:||PID 202|
|Sources:||Schumacher 2004: 137|
First published in PID. Autopsied by TIR in November 2013.
Image in LIR (drawing).
Along the edge on the animal's back, over a length about 4 cm, a succession of short strokes and angles: Whatmough, from Conway's drawing, read pnippipiav.i.. Mancini, despite conceding that the inscription is "in realtà inutilizzabile", suggests possible readings il.nuapiśav.i. or la.nuep.mav.i.. Despite the appropriately word-final occurrence of Venetic , the stokes are more likely to be decorative, possibly indicating a mane (see SZ-20 on the question of which animal we are looking at). Cp., however, SZ-13, also on an object atypical among the Sanzeno bronzes, with a very similar row of strokes along the edge, which cannot be interpreted as a mane or the like.
Due to a misunderstanding by Whatmough, inscriptions SZ-20 and SZ-21 were thought to be inscribed on two different, though similar, objects.
Further references: NRIE 98, Battisti 1944: 230.
|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)|