|Transliteration:||? ? $|
|Object:||SZ-7 bronze (bronze)|
|Position:||lower area"lower 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:||ambiguous|
|Letter height:||0.6 cm|
|Number of characters:||7|
|Number of lines:||1|
|Date of inscription:|
|Date derived from:|
|Alternative sigla:||IR 20|
|Sources:||Schumacher 2004: 133|
Object SZ-7 bronze with inscription SZ-7.
First published in Mayr 1951: 30 ff. (no. VII). Autopsied by TIR in October 2014.
Images in Roberti 1950: Tav. II,VII (drawing) = Mayr 1951: 31 (VII), Pellegrini 1951: no. 7 (photo) and 307 (7) (drawing), LIR (photo and drawing = IR).
Inscribed on the foot of the bronze, length about 2.9 cm. The characters are well discernible, but cannot be read. From the two complex characters and the symbol , it may be deduced that the characters are to be looked at upside-down (with the figurine standing on its head). From right to left, two vertical strokes, followed by an oblique line , from which extend four bars: one top right , three on the left side as in . After a space, another complex character similar to , but with the bar touching the hasta a little below the top. Two more vertical strokes, another space, and . Both Mayr and Pellegrini 1951: 311 f. (no. 7) (very tentatively) read the -like character as a letter and the other complex character as a ligature, but Vetter 1954: 71 (no. 7) points out the space separating them. Cp. HU-5.3. Maybe pseudo-script; see here for possible interpretations of inscriptions with doubtful status.
Further references: Mayr 1952: 176 (no. 7).
|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)|
|Mayr 1951||Karl M. Mayr, "Die Inschriften der Votive von Sanzeno (2)", Der Schlern 25 (1951), 30–32, 78–79, 133–135, 179–181.|
|Mayr 1952||Karl M. Mayr, "Zu den Inschriften der Votive von Sanzeno", Der Schlern 26 (1952), 175–177.|