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Transliteration: uθeθ·e
Original script: E spunctuation7 sΘ sE sΘ sU5 s

Object: TR-2 bone (bone)
Position: front, centre"centre" is not in the list (front, back, top, bottom, inside, outside, neck, shoulder, foot, handle, ...) of allowed values for the "position" property.
Script: North Italic script (Magrè alphabet)
Direction of writing: sinistroverse
Letter height: 1.11.1 cm <br /> 1.1 cm <br />
Number of letters: 5
Number of characters: 6
Number of lines: 1
Craftsmanship: engraved
Current condition: complete
Date of inscription: end of the 2nd–beginning of the 1st centuries BC [from object]
Date derived from: archaeological context [from object]

Language: unknown
Meaning: unknown

Alternative sigla: MLR 282
TM 653607
Sources: Schumacher 2004: 321


First published in Mancini 1995: 147. Autopsied by TIR on 13th October 2015.

Image in Mancini 1995: 147 (drawing = Schumacher 2004: Taf. 11, 2 = LIR = MLR).

Length 2.1 cm, inscribed on the convex side of the bone. The scratches are very fine, but the characters are unambiguous. The bar of Upsilon is rounded, probably because of the curvature of the surface (cp. TR-1.1). The four lines after the punctuation mark are E s rather than I sA9 s as read by Mancini. The punctuation mark looks intentional, but can neither be evidence of syllabic punctuation, nor does it make sense as a separator. Cp. TR-4. The sequence is obscure.


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)
Mancini 1995 Alberto Mancini, "Nuove Iscrizioni Retiche", Quaderni del Dipartimento di Linguistica - Università di Firenze 6 (1995), 137–153.