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Transliteration: iuiui
Original script: I sU sI sU sI s
Variant Reading: $

Object: VN-4 bone (bone)
Position: 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: unknown
Direction of writing: ambiguous
Letter height: 0.90.9 cm <br /> – 1.5 cm
Number of characters: 1 – 5
Number of lines: 1
Craftsmanship: engraved
Current condition: damaged
Date of inscription: 3rd–1st centuries BC [from object]
Date derived from: archaeological context [from object]

Language: unknown
Meaning: unknown

Alternative sigla: LIR BZ-25
TM 218522
Sources: Schumacher 2004: 178, 209



First published in Schumacher 1992: 178, 209.

Picture in Schumacher 2004: Taf. 3,3 (drawing = LIR).

Length 2.5 cm. Only slightly scratched, but well visible. Non-script, possibly even just one symbol (the inner hastea of the chevrons almost touch the central vertical, while the verticals left and right are standing slightly apart). See here for a discussion of possible interpretations of inscriptions with doubtful status. Note that on the inscribed bones from the Ganglegg, the inscriptions with linguistic content are always inscribed on the right-hand side, while the non-inscriptions (cp. VN-5.1 / VN-6, and VN-19) are put in the centre.

Further references: Schumacher 1994: 312 f.


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)