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Transliteration: uθiiθi
Original script: U2 sΘ sI sI sΘ sI s

Object: SZ-44 scythe ring (iron)
(Inscriptions: SZ-44.1, SZ-44.2)
Position: outside
Script: unknown
Direction of writing: ambiguous
Letter height: 1.31.3 cm <br /> – 1.8 cm
Number of characters: 6
Number of lines: 1
Craftsmanship: embossed
Current condition: complete, restored
Date of inscription:
Date derived from:

Language: unknown
Meaning: unknown

Alternative sigla: IR 43
LIR SA-71 a
TM 218414
Sources: Schumacher 2004: 142


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

Pictures in Nothdurfter 1979: 100 (1075) (drawing) and IR (photo tav. XLV, fig. c and drawing = LIR).

Inscription length 5.2 cm. SZ-44.1 differs from the similar inscriptions on scythe rings in that it runs in the opposite direction, as on the chisel and knife. It also features an additional smaller stroke before U2 s and two little crosses inside the U2 s and in between the two I ss, which have been ignored in the reading due to the abovementioned parallels.


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)