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Transliteration: iiiiθiv
Original script: V sI sΘ sI sI sI sI s

Object: VN-5 bone (bone)
(Inscriptions: VN-5.1, VN-5.2)
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: unknown
Direction of writing: sinistroverse
Letter height: 1.31.3 cm <br /> – 2.5 cm
Number of characters: 7
Number of lines: 1
Craftsmanship: engraved
Current condition: complete
Date of inscription: 3rd–1st centuries BC [from object]
Date derived from: archaeological context [from object]

Language: unknown
Meaning: unknown

Alternative sigla: LIR BZ-26.1
TM 653618
Sources: Schumacher 2004: 321



First published in Schumacher 1994: 309 f.

Picture in Schumacher 1994: Ab. 1 (drawing = Schumacher 2004: Taf. 12,1 = LIR).

Length 3.2 cm. Inscribed on the rounded surface of a bone, with the lines being made up of numerous small scratches, but well legible. V s is considerably taller than the other letters, reaching all the way from one edge to the other. Non-script; cp. the identical VN-6 as well as VN-4 and VN-19. See here for a discussion of possible interpretations of inscriptions with doubtful status.


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)