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Transliteration: e??θ̣
Original script: Θ s??E s

Object: SZ-73 helmet (iron)
(Inscriptions: SZ-73.1, SZ-73.2)
Position: back, right-hand side"right-hand side" is not in the list (front, back, top, bottom, inside, outside, neck, shoulder, foot, handle, ...) of allowed values for the "position" property., outside
Script: unknown
Direction of writing: sinistroverse
Letter height: 1.0 cm
Number of letters: 4
Number of lines: 1
Craftsmanship: embossed
Current condition: damaged
Archaeological culture: La Tène B [from object]
Date of inscription: 4th–3rd centuries BC [from object]
Date derived from: typology [from object]

Language: unknown
Meaning: unknown

Alternative sigla: LIR SA-34 a
TM 218443
Sources: Schumacher 2004: 149, 336


First published in Schumacher 1992. Autopsied by TIR in November 2013.

Photos in Schaaff 1977: Taf. 61 (photo), Schumacher 2004: Taf. 1,2 (drawing) and LIR (drawing).

Very faint traces on the neck-guard. E s is comparatively well legible. It is followed by the upper parts of probably two letters (see drawing), then what can only be the four tips of Θ s. Mancini suggests, not implausibly, Θ sE sS dE s (or Θ sE sS2 dE s?) eseθ. The inscription may have been longer, but no further traces can be detected. The letters on the other side of the neck-guard are a discrete inscription.


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)