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Transliteration: §
Original script: ?

Object: SZ-53 handle (bronze)
Position: handle
Script: none
Direction of writing: unknown
Number of lines: 1
Craftsmanship: embossed
Current condition: complete
Date of inscription: 5th–1st centuries BC [from object]
Date derived from: archaeological context [from object]

Language: none
Meaning: unknown

Alternative sigla: IR 52
TM 218423
Sources: Schumacher 2004: 144



First published in Pellegrini 1951: 316 (no. 17). Autopsied by TIR in October 2014.

Images in Pellegrini 1951: 313 (no. 17) (drawing), IR (photo tav. XLIV,c (above) and drawing) = LIR).

Length 3.5 cm, well visible despite corrosion. As already pointed out by Pellegrini, the strokes are ornamental. At most, a factory mark.


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)