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Transliteration: ]esi
Original script: I sS dE s[

Object: SZ-73 helmet (iron)
(Inscriptions: SZ-73.1, SZ-73.2)
Position: back, left-hand side"left-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: North Italic script
Direction of writing: sinistroverse
Letter height: 1.0 cm
Number of letters: 3
Number of lines: 1
Craftsmanship: engraved
Current condition: unknown
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 b
TM 218443
Sources: Schumacher 2004: 149, 336


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

Pictures in Schaaff 1977: Taf. 61 (photo = Egg 1980: Taf. 4,2), Schumacher 2004: Taf. 1,3 (drawing) and LIR (drawing).

On the neck-guard. Note that, in contrast to SZ-73.1, this inscription is engraved. The three letters are faint, but unambiguous. A disruption caused by corrosion has been mended with ???; the lower parts of the letters must have been reapplied on the new surface (the light grey area). Vague traces of scratches might be discerned on the surface to the left of the mended crack, but not to the right. If the preserved letters constitute only the end of what was a longer inscription, it may have been a name in the pertinentive case.


Egg 1980 Markus Egg, "Ein weiterer Negauer Helm aus Sanzeno", Studi Trentini di Scienze Storiche – Sezione Seconda – Rivista della <<Società di Studi Trentini di Scienze Storiche>> LIX (N. 1) (1980), 29–45.
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)