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Transliteration: e]θ·ku[
Original script: ]U4 sK spunctuation10 sΘ s[

Object: VN-7 bone (bone)
(Inscriptions: VN-7.1, VN-7.2)
Position: front
Script: North Italic script
Direction of writing: sinistroverse
Letter height: 0.9 cm
Number of letters: 3
Number of characters: 4
Number of lines: 1
Current condition: damaged, fragmentary
Date of inscription: 3rd–1st centuries BC [from object]
Date derived from: archaeological context [from object]

Language: unknown
Meaning: unknown

Alternative sigla: LIR BZ-28.1
TM 653621
Sources: Schumacher 2004: 322



First published in Schumacher 1994: 313f.

Picture in Schumacher 1994: Ab. 4 (drawing = Schumacher 2004: Taf. 12,3 = LIR).

Length of the remains originally 3.5 cm, today 2.2 cm. The fragment was broken into three pieces, but glued together. The rightmost and smallest piece bearing the three bars of E s, the right-side breaking edge coinciding with the hasta (see the drawing of Schumacher), has recently broken off in storage and could not be retrieved. On the smaller one of the remaining pieces, the inscription proceeds with well legible Θ s, followed by a separator. U4 sK s is equally unambiguous; the closeness of the breaking edge to the last letter allows for the inscription to have continued beyond that point.


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)