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Transliteration: θu·θ
Original script: Θ spunctuation7 sU5 sΘ s

Object: TR-4 bone (bone)
Position: front
Script: North Italic script (Magrè alphabet)
Direction of writing: sinistroverse
Letter height: 1.41.4 cm <br /> – 1.7 cm
Number of characters: 3
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: LIR TR-4
MLR 284
TM 653609
Sources: Schumacher 2004: 321


First published in Mancini 1995: 148. Autopsied by TIR on 13th October 2015.

Image in Mancini 1995: 148 (drawing = Schumacher 2004: Taf. 11, 2 = LIR = MLR).

Length 2.1 cm, inscribed on the convex side of the bone. The scratches are fine, but the characters are unambiguous. The position of the punctuation mark allows for an interpretation as a syllabic punct, but cp. TR-2. The sequence is obscure. A short vertical scratch is situated at 1.8 cm left of the inscription in the lower area of the surface.


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.