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Transliteration: ?
Original script: ?

Object: VN-5 bone (bone)
(Inscriptions: VN-5.1, VN-5.2)
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.
Script: unknown
Direction of writing: unknown
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-26.2
TM 653619
Sources: Schumacher 2004: 321



First published in Schumacher 1994: 309 f.

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

A group of slight scratches right next to the hole drilled into the left end of the bone, max. height 1.9 cm. The most suggestive part is a long line made up of about five short scratches, followed by a zig-zag, suggesting M s. There is another "bar" extending from the bottom of the longer line in the other direction; to the right, a profusion of tiny scratches defies an interpretable arrangement. Most probably non-script; possibly pseudo-script. 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)